Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.
I spent a few days with my Little Man recently. I pulled a fast one on him one afternoon while trying to get him to nap. I turned on a cartoon, closed the blinds, turned out the lights and sat with him in my lap in Old Faithful.
We rocked and rocked and before he knew what was up--he was out. The other trick to get him to sleep is to hold him in my arms and sing "Jesus Loves Me"-softly and gently swaying as his eyes grow heavy and his body goes limp. What a sweet blessing to have a precious grand sleep in your arms.
As I rocked this grand in the chair that I rocked my children in, I thought of the legacy of blessing passing through the generations as we love our children and their children. I rocked my own children, walked the floor with them, sang to them, and loved them. It is a legacy of love passing down through the generations.
What a sweet comfort to know the blessing legacy also passes through the generations. God is a God of love and His desire is for our good. He grants a legacy of love and His blessing to pass through generations of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.