23
Jun
11

A Lasting Legacy

The Old Testament is filled with references to evil kings, poor leaders, and unfaithful people.  Yet there are a few names that stand out because of good reasons, not bad.  Once again, David’s legacy is honored by God, generations after David had died.

In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah became king of Judah, and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother’s name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.

He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.  Nevertheless, for David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem by raising up a son to succeed him and by making Jerusalem strong.  For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and had not failed to keep any of the LORD’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.  — 1 Kings 15:1-5

Imagine having such a good reputation that the God of the universe remembers you and blesses future generations because of the life that you lived.  David’s legacy continues to live on.  I want that to be the way people remember me, too.

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