“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)