As we close 2021, I can’t help but reflect on the concept of leaving an inheritance or legacy. The dictionary defines Legacy as,
“1: something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died; 2: something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.”
Sadly, so many don’t understand that we are here to leave an inheritance to future generations. The Bible declares in Proverbs 13:22,
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.”
There are several other scriptures in the Bible that speak of an inheritance.
Psalm 112:1-3 declares,
“Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.”
And again, in Proverbs 17:6
“Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.”
Another scripture that speaks of inheritance is found in 3John 1:4
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
Those of us with children have a responsibility to leave a lasting, positive legacy to our children. According to the Word of God, a good man will leave a good legacy to their children.
For those of us who never had children, as long as we have breath in our bodies, we have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Every morning God allows us to awake, we have an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of faith.
We never know how a kind word or deed will leave a lasting impression on those we encounter. You might be the very thing that a person needs to make a change in their lives.
This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It!