Passing on an Inheritance
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.
II Timothy 1:5
“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
Grandparents have a great advantage.
Grandchild polling provides a very high approval rating of grandparents. Children do not feel the psychological need to be different from grandparents or separate themselves from the grandparents as they do from their parents. Grandparents are usually free from the skirmishes that occur as a child grows toward independence from the parents. They are loved and respected without the same tensions that the parents experience.
Instinctive survival of the family.
In the same vein, the natural order is for the younger to look to the elder for support in these areas. The history of man coupled with the natural order of creation has always elevated the Patriarch and Matriarch position.
Grandparents need to take advantage of these natural benefits of elevated position by passing on important truths and using our influence to regularly remind their family about what their treasure truly is.