Repairers of the Breach

Michael Beck Michael Beck

“Knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers; but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, even the blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18,19)

We pass on to our children more than the facts of our life (what we did and what others did to us); we pass on to them a way of living. Our approach will either be godly or ungodly; profitable or unprofitable to them.

We all inherit a certain “manner of life” from our parents. Christ came not only to redeem us from our sins, but to redeem us from the ill-effects of our parents’ sins. And then, as we learn to walk in obedience to Him, He enables us to pass on a good inheritance to our children. We become a “repairer of the breach,” one who raises up the foundations of many blessed generations.

“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isaiah 58:12)

Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.