Proverbs 13:22

Our devotions this Easter season come from members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s writer is the Lerch family.

“The good leave an inheritance to their children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.” Proverbs 13:22

What legacy do we want to leave for the next generation? The world is full of messages reminding us about the importance of preserving financial resources for our families.

How much consideration do we give to our spiritual legacy?

God has blessed us with talents and resources to serve the heavenly kingdom in ways that have a powerful impact long after we have gone to our heavenly home.

In our jobs, we may be called to set an example with our persistence and compassion as we work with younger employees or care for youth.

In our communities, there are opportunities to volunteer at schools and mentor struggling students.

At Faith, our service in worship and on ministry teams makes it possible for the church to tell the gospel to the next generation. Finally, as the Small Catechism so beautifully reminds us, parents are responsible for instructing children in the essentials of faith and how to pray.

In all of these ways and many more, we have the opportunity to share God’s love and leave a lasting impact on those who will come after us.

Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the ability to serve your kingdom in sharing the gospel with the next generation. Help us leave a spiritual legacy of faith, hope, and love to those whom you send into our lives. Amen.

 

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