When you have something really good, don't you just want to pass it on? I love to share recipes that are really good. I love to pass them on. As believers in Christ, we have a commission to tell others about Jesus - especially parents to their children. After Joshua and his generation died, there was a serious problem. "Another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what He had done for Israel" (Judges 2:10b).
The result of that was, "Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols" (Jeremiah 2:11). In Jeremiah 2:12, the LORD continues, "They have forsaken Me, the Spring of Living Water." This is what happens when one generation does not tell the next generation about God and what He has done in their lives. What a sad heritage for the children of that generation!
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). Children must be trained/taught the Right Way. They need that foundation, the heritage, of being taught about Jesus and what He has done in our lives. We must be well grounded in our own faith so we can pass it on.
"The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him" (Proverbs 20:7). Let's be righteous women and lead a blameless life so our children (and grandchildren) will be blessed! Let's pass it on.