(Proverbs 27:24 KJV) For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
We see two different examples of a principle here, “riches” (2633) and a “crown” (5145). The two seem to be tied together. It expresses something that we see often around us. One generation will achieve great success. They will leave a legacy to their children. This can be more than money but that is the easiest example. The pattern seems to be that the second generation might be able to maintain the wealth but the third begins to fritter it away.
The same can be said in spiritual terms. The parents are strong believers and walk with God in a dynamic way. Their children get the form but not the power. The grandchildren drift away.
So? It is possible to defeat this dissipation but it takes focus, discipline, instruction and a living example. Principles must be lived and taught. I am still trying to keep my eye on the future.