“A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.” - Proverbs 13:22
This proverb speaks of leaving an inheritance for future generations. If we have children, this scripture encourages us to leave behind something valuable for them.
What if you have very little in the way of finance or assets, through no fault of your own? I believe this verse speaks of more than just worldly wealth because Proverbs 13:7 says: “There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; and one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.”
Jesus had no material wealth and no children; yet He left an inheritance that still affects the whole world - He gave the keys of God’s eternal kingdom to the twelve disciples. What a treasure - much more valuable than earthly riches you cannot take with you. He poured Himself into those twelve men over three years, preparing them to receive the Holy Spirit and change the world. The apostle Paul made tents and had no children either. His legacy included the churches he founded, the individuals he mentored like Timothy, and the spirit-breathed letters he wrote.
Father, You see and love the generations to come. Thank you for giving us the grace, wisdom and opportunities to bless them in what we do today. Amen.
Today in your time with our Father, meditate on today’s verse and ask Him to make it personal for you. Take a note of any promptings, impressions or leadings you may sense. He is ready to help you process them wisely and to take the next step in this faith journey.