What Is Your Legacy?

What is one the thing you treasure from your grandparents or your parents? (Just pick one).

Now think again.

What do you think your children will treasure from you when you kick the bucket? (Check all that applies)

  1. Money
  2. Jewelry
  3. House
  4. (Fill in the blank)_________

It can’t be nothing but it could be anything. Right?

Silver and gold, have I none. But such as I have give I thee...
Silver and gold, have I none. But such as I have give I thee…

How many times have we heard people say, “I work hard for my family, especially my children. I want to give them everything.”  Yet, despite getting everything, we miss out on a lot things. Missed games, missed doing homework with kids, missed warm dinner cooked by the spouse. Missed sharing small talks and giving life lessons to children.

In our attempt to get everything, we end up losing something and essentially giving them nothing. Dramatic eh? Maybe, but it does happen.

Deuteronomy 6: 20 In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?”

How do you answer that?

DAD~AND~CHILD~TALKINGRead the rest of the verses and be reminded that the greatest wealth a man can inherit is more than what money can buy.

Billy Graham said: The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

Your tale of obedience, righteousness and dependence on God will transcend from generation to generation. Teach your child to love, to not forget and fear the Lord.

That is wealth. That is legacy.

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3 thoughts on “What Is Your Legacy?

    1. and the Lord honors him with a long, peaceful life. I just can’t recall the verse right now, but the Lord also honors those who are faithful with “immortality” through their works (books, etc.) And we have so many that left a legacy not only to their family but the whole world. CS Lewis, Oswald, Tozer, to name a few.

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