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Our Legacy #6

We Pass On What We Value

We Pass On What We Value

We all value something. Sometimes those things don’t seem valuable to others – but they are valuable to us. 

For instance, my grandmother, Violet Myddelton-Gavey, treasured Victorian candlesnuffers. Strange but true!

When she died, I wanted something of hers that she valued. So, I asked for one of her candlesnuffers. Even though my candlesnuffer doesn’t have much intrinsic value, it does illustrate the principle of passing on - the ingredients of legacy. 

We pass on what we value.

For example, the Bible says, “…By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward…” (Hebrews 11:24-26).

That kind of faith is immensely valuable and can and does get passed down the generations (Cf. 2 Tim 1:5). We are recipients of Moses’ legacy.

Do we have the same long-term view as he did?

Do we make the same faith choices?

Do we see suffering for our faith as a valuable treasure?


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