“When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom” (2 Samuel 7:12).
Perhaps the greatest detriment to the deeper life is the tyranny of the urgent; that immediate gratification is the only thing worth experiencing. Thus, too many would never consider planting a tree unless they could eat of its fruit. The redemptive purposes of God were not completed in a day but through the generations. What we do as the community of faith must have far greater implications than just the moment. We are laying foundations for those who would come after us.