It was Noah the Lord gave an instruction to build the Ark, but did his obedience to The Lord not earn his children a covenant of safety from the flood?
Your zeal for the work of The Lord could translate to a transfer of God’s covenant upon your children. All the sacrifices you are putting forth in the things of The Lord could translate to God favoring your children.
Being zealous for The Lord in the service of the Lord and serving the Lord with all your heart could mean you are provoking the covenant of God upon your children born and yet unborn. When Phinehas was faithful unto God and was jealous for the Lord God of Israel, God blessed him and made a covenant with him and his children’s children, but when GEHAZI was disobedient unto the word of the Lord’s servant, he earned a curse for himself and for his children’s children.
What does that mean to you? To me it is a frightening thing that my faithfulness unto God would surely have an impact on the lives of my children. An if I am so obstinate and disobedient to God, I am surely endangering the lives of my children.
Joshua 7:24 KJV
And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
When I realize that the unfaithfulness of ACHAN in stealing from the booties of Jericho, against the Lord’s instructions, resulted not only in his death, but in the death of his children and household too, I am scared that whatsoever I do to God or before God will not end with me alone, but with my children. So, your dedications and zeal in the matter of the ministry. Your sacrifices and offerings, are all instrument of provoking this transferred covenant on your children.
Numbers 16:26-28,31-32 KJV
 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.  And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
When you read the story of the insurgency of Korah, Dathan and Abiram in the wilderness, what occurred to you? Does it occur to you that it is extremely dangerous to rise up against a servant of God who is working for God with all his heart? When those conspirators rose up against Moses in the wilderness, and Moses reported them to God, and God rose up in his defense, he made the ground open up and swallow not only the principal conspirators, but also all their wives and children went into the belly of the earth with them. they all perished out of the congregation of the people. But I doubt if the children ever knew when their fathers planned the evils against Moses. But, they suffered with their father.
When you are proving stubborn and arrogant and unfaithful before the Lord; when you join some people to slander your pastor and Leaders or you rose up to assassinate his characters for no reasons, did you have a second thought of the repercussion of its consequences upon your life, your wife and children?
When you are deliberately giving your pastor’s and leaders problems and making lives unbearable for him and trying all the time to sabotage his ministry efforts, like Korah, Dathan and Abiram did to Moses. Did you think deep of the repercussion upon your lives and children and wife or husband soonest?
Likewise, when you are so dedicated to the things of God, and very faithful to the service of God, you are only living behind and sending ahead a legacy of of Bountiful Harvest and blessings for your lives and children.
Today, I pray that every move that has been moved against the will of God will receive God’s mercy and forgiveness in Jesus name.