A Lasting Heritage

2 Timothy 3:10-17

People go to great lengths to ensure that their property and wealth are bequeathed according to their wishes. But there is a much more valuable gift we can give others—“the wisdom that leads to salvation” (2 Timothy 3:15).

Our most vital asset is the knowledge we’ve accumulated about our faith, especially the body of biblical truth regarding salvation. Although personal faith cannot be given to someone else, we can inform others about Jesus’ redeeming work on the cross. And we can also model a life that is committed to Him.

However, before we can pass down the principles of faith to others, biblical salvation must be a reality in our own life. Many people pick and choose religious philosophies to guide their life, but self-serving religion can never save. Only those whose faith is based on scriptural truth can face the end of life with confidence about eternal security. That’s because they know God’s Son died on the cross to pay the penalty for their sins.

Have you trusted Jesus as your personal Savior? Do you want to die confident and hopeful? The greatest legacy we can leave is not money or belongings but the truth that changes lives. Begin today to influence future generations by bringing them the good news.

Bible in One Year: 1 Corinthians 14-16

From In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley

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