June 13 – Integrity and Blessings; Now and for Generations to Come

Several of the blessings found in God’s Story pertain to a specific person, like Abraham, or a certain nation, like Israel.  But in the Book of Proverbs we read of how blessings follow choices and these have an impact on our lives and those of future generations.  God desires right relationships.  His insight is helpful and His ways can be learned.   May we see things the way God does and live with uprightness of heart, making good choices, especially when it comes to the interactions within our families.  The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them… If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness. An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end.   Understanding healthy family structures, including the importance of respect and honesty, can go a long way if one desires peaceful relationships.  God-centered building blocks found in healthy families are much needed foundations for the growth of future generations. May our children be blessed as they follow in our ways as we walk humbly with God and honorably before them.

Proverbs 20:7, 20-21 NLT