A hand-me-down faith?
I’m grateful for the Elgin pocket watch that once belonged to my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Heirlooms and hair color can be inherited, but what about faith?
Many people believe what their parents believed. But is it a carefully thought-out choice?
If we simply accept what our parents tell us, is our faith really our own?
Loyal to whom?
Parents can be wrong about matters of faith. Can we afford to take another person’s word for it—even Mom’s or Dad’s?
Should we let loyalty to parents outweigh allegiance to Christ? “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:35-37).
Whatever we sacrifice for Christ, even if it’s our family, He will more than compensate (Mark 10:28-30).
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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