Last year, Josh Ferrin purchased his first home. When he took possession of the house, he began to take a good look around and found a small metal box containing $45,000 in cash, bonds, old stamps, and other memorabilia. He tried to contact the prior owner but found out that he had passed away the previous year. He could have kept his findings, but instead he tracked down the man’s son and gave him the money.
When a reporter asked Ferrin why he did not keep the newly found cash, he said, “The man did not save all that money for me. He wanted to pass it along to his kids.”
The Bible says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22).
There were two inheritances left that day. The father who passed away was able to leave $45,000 to his son, and the father who found the money was able to pass along an inheritance of honesty to his two boys.