Once upon a time, the prophet Elijah told off the wicked Queen Jezebel. She was worshiping false gods, building temples where little children were sacrificed by being thrown into the fire! He told her that she was terrible and that God was angry with her for her sin! That made her furious! She ordered him executed on the spot! However, he got away and God took care of him. Out in the desert, the Lord led him to a spring so he had water, then sent ravens with food in their beaks for him to eat! That story can be found in I Kings 6:29 through I Kings 17:24.
Such stories that fill the Bible are the greatest treasure and inheritance we can pass on to our children. The apostle Paul spoke of the treasure of the gospel when he told the Ephesians, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” “Incomparable riches” is the way Paul described the gospel of grace. Is there anything of greater value we have to pass along?
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