1 Peter 1:10-12
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you:…
Sometimes in worldly things this thought of living for a future generation comes with startling effect upon a worldly man. "What am I toiling and moiling for? I shall soon be dead and gone, and these houses, lands, estates, debentures, shares, what not, will be for others!" Even in this there may be some far off touch of the Divine; for such men sometimes live in this respect unselfish lives — not for them the enjoyment of those soft luxuries they are gathering about them, but for their children and children's children. Not to themselves they minister — and so far we say there may be some soul of good even in this; only let us all remember that the best heritage we can ever leave to our children is that of a wise, pious, charitable example.
(T. C. Finlayson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: