BY CONTRASTING TWO VERY DIFFERENT MEN.
Max Jukes, and unbeliever and a man of no principles, married a girl of like character. Among 1,299 of his known descendants there were 310 professional vagrants, 440 lives physically wrecked by debauchery, 130 prisoners (including 7 murderers), 100 alcoholics, 60 habitual thieves, and 190 public prostitutes.Compare that to Jonathan Edwards, the Puritan Preacher who committed his life to Christ when he was four years old. He later married a girl from a good Christian family. A study done by A.E. Winship lists some of the accomplishments of the 1,400 Edwards descendants he located.
The Edwards family produced 13 college presidents, 65 professors, 100 lawyers, and a dean of a law school, 30 judges, 66 physicians, and a dean of a medical school, three U.S. senators, mayors of three large cities, governors of three states, a Vice President of the U.S., and a controller of the U.S. Treasury.
What kind of legacy will you leave.
This points up the truth of Exodus 20:5-6. . .”For I, the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children of the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing loving kindness to thousands who love me and keep my commandments.”