Whenever we lose sight of Spiritual history, the present has less value. If you want to learn how to take something you didn’t pay a price for and gain value for it, then you need to increase it. By taking something given to you and increasing it, you are now paying the price for another generation. But if you only take what has been given to you and maintain it by stewarding it at the same level, then you’re not paying a price for the next generation.
We come to Jesus Christ: and He does for us what He promised; and the thing works out. To our amazement, it works out. And then we settle down. We have had our own first-hand and irrefutable experience. But, instead of opening the windows to the glory of the sunshine so evidently there, instead of being incited to a hugeness of faith by what Christ has already done for us, we can’t believe that there can be anything more, or that even He can work, for us, anything better. That first foretaste satisfies us. And so we camp for life out on the confines of the Kingdom, and never press on to inherit what is there and meant for us.
I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them and that is faith in Jesus Christ. If they had that and I had not given them a single shilling, they would have been rich; and if they had not that, and I had given them all the world, they would be poor indeed.