A Goodly Heritage


Psalm 16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Psalm 61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

By: Wanda Fielder

     If you have been so privileged to have been brought up in a Christian home filled with godliness and truth, you have had a “goodly heritage” handed to you on a silver platter. Even so, we frequently find that children do not appreciate the value of the marvelous heritage of truth and seek elsewhere for the satisfaction of the soul.


     Although I never strayed from godly living and truth, I must admit that it took some spiritual maturing before I came to the realization that this great truth is a priceless and worthy heritage. We must not take it for granted but are compelled to love the truth. In Matthew 13:46 we see the example of he who found the pearl of great price. He sold all that he had to buy it. What are we willing to give up for this great pearl of the gospel? Is there anything that you are holding back and saying, “please, Lord, not this?”


     It is imperative that we pass this goodly heritage on to our children and grandchildren. I love the ensamples in the Scripture where it declares “that the generation to come might know.” The following passages are some of my favorites:


Psa 78:1-7 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

We will not hide them from their children,

shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD,

and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel,

which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

That the generation to come might know them , even the children which should be born;

who should arise and declare them to their children:

That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God,

but keep his commandments:


     In Deuteronomy 6:7 we are reminded to “teach them diligently to our children.” Even the celebration of the Passover was established as a reminder to future generations of the hand of God. By following the commandments of the Lord the Scripture teaches us that our lives will be blessed. What better heritage could you offer to your children? Monetary inheritances are grand gestures of love, but there is no greater legacy of love than that of God’s great truth. When my sons were very small, one of the first Scriptures that I had them memorize was Acts 2:38. I would teach them just one line, and we would repeat it over and over. When they had that line well established in their memory, I would add another line until they knew the whole verse. I have done the same with my granddaughter and plan to teach it also to my grandson when he is old enough to comprehend. I wanted to make sure that it was impacted in their minds and that they would never forget it. Pass this great truth of the gospel to your children with great care and value. You will reap great reward, and so will they! We have a goodly heritage!




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