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LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND

 Ecclesiastes 2:18 “Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.” 

SOMEONE ELSE’S STUFF NOW

How true is the statement, “You have never seen a Hearst pulling a U-haul trailer.” When you die, all you have accumulated here on earth will be left behind.  If you are wise, you will make sure it is left to someone who will use it to honor the Lord.  But you will have no control of it.  Someone else will decide how to use it.

I have known people who received an inheritance and made great decisions with it. I have known others who blew through it so fast that they were left with nothing within a few years.  The beauty of our heavenly inheritance is it will last forever.  Why? Because it is the possession of our Heavenly Father.  He allows us to enjoy it, but He doesn’t allow us to abuse it.

TEACHING MOMENT

One of the worse decisions you could make is leaving your children a large inheritance.  Now, hear me out.  There is nothing wrong with blessing our children when we leave this ole world. But we shouldn’t set them up for failure by giving them unlimited wealth.

Hard work and sweat never hurt anyone.  Our children need to know that anything we leave them is a blessing.  It is meant to assist them in their lifestyle, not become it.  Use godly wisdom as you plan how you will leave your possessions.  After all, it all does really belong to Him.

Have you received an inheritance?  What did you do with it?  Do you plan to leave one?  To whom and under what conditions?  Plan now for how your inheritance can be a blessing to as many as possible.

I am a joint-heir with Christ, Lord.  For that I am thankful.  You have blessed me with a heavenly reward which will never rust or fade.  Thank you for loving me and leaving me much more than gold or silver.

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