Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daily Devotion: Leaving Your Children

Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:11-19

Key Verse: Verses 11 - “Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun."

Key Words: Wisdom is good with an inheritance

To leave our children a great inheritance without leaving them with the wisdom to handle it is a great waste.

The prodigal son of Luke 15 had a great inheritance but no wisdom in how to handle it so he “wasted his substance with riotous living.”

A rich man was determined to give his daughter a birthday present that would outshine all others. He read of a bird that had a vocabulary of 4,000 words, could speak in numerous languages and sing three operatic arias. He immediately bought the bird for $50,000 and had it delivered to his daughter. The next day he phoned to see if she had received the bird. “What did you think of the bird?” he asked. She replied, “It was delicious.”

What a waste!! Most of us have known someone who was successful in business, but he never brought that “success” home to teach it to his children, thus they squandered away everything they were left in just a matter of months. What a waste!!

What to do:
✞ Not only should we leave our children an inheritance, but we should leave them with the wisdom to handle it.

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