When someone else does all that work

Genesis 26:4-5 “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws.”

dad workingDon’t you hate it when someone else doesn’t do their share of the work and you have to pick up the slack?  That really drives me crazy!  It happens sometimes, though.  For some of you, it happens all the time.  But what about those times where someone else does most of the work and you benefit… score!  We all love that.  Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work to get something started and those that come after benefit.  Those people who come after should feel blessed.

Isaac was one of those people.  God tells Isaac in Genesis 26 that he will be greatly blessed.  Pay special attention to why he is going to be blessed: his daddy obeyed God and kept His requirements, commands, decrees, and laws.  In other words, because Abraham was faithful, Isaac was blessed.  His Father’s righteous life resulted in HIS blessed future.

Parents, you too, can pass on a great inheritance to your children.  I find it remarkable that the promise made to Isaac had nothing to do with Isaac, but had everything to do with the way Abraham lived his life.  What you do NOW matters.  There are spiritual blessings to be passed on; there is a heritage coming that you may not even be able to see.  Run the race, fight the good fight, and stand firm in the Lord… not just for yourself, but for generations to come.

*What promises does God have in store for your children because of YOUR life?

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