Wet Cement

Michael Beck

“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” (Proverbs 20:7)

We reproduce after our kind in more ways than one. Beyond all else, children pick up on the spirit of their parents. They are prone to be subtly transformed into the image they see day by day. Our deepest attitudes cannot be hid, they manifest daily. The impression of months and years can be indelible.

Take heed to your spirit. You are positioning your children now to become as you are, not as you would like to be. Down the road you might change, but your grown offspring may be stuck in who you were yesterday.

Take advantage of the cement while it is still wet. Be now the person you hope others will become later.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.