We forget that we work today not just for the present but for the long-term future. (Carl Trueman, author)
Trueman observes: “We want results now” which is exactly the reason we often don’t think enough about the implications of our actions. It’s just that we are so involved in immediate or near future results that we don’t think of or plan well for the long-range consequences of today’s work. We must not forget that our actions can have influence for generations to come.
. . . riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation (Proverbs 27:24)