Vol. 16 No. 6
June 6, 2017
Think of a legacy as anything you impart to another person or to a group of people.
What legacy will you leave? Let me suggest three legacies you may pass on.
Leave a legacy of Christian faith. Share with others what God has done in you and for you personally. It is remarkable to me how many people have never spoken of their faith in Jesus Christ with their children or even with their closest friends.
Much of the Christian faith is about legacy. Someone gave it to you. You give it to others.
“Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).
“And what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Leave a legacy of godly character. In all humility, be what you want others to become. The integrity of your personal character can make an enduring impact on the character of the people around you.
Leave a positive legacy of possession: Be sure the provisions of your will produce blessing not bitterness. Do not neglect this. Leave something to Christ's work. Leave something to your grandchildren (Proverbs 13:22).
Jesus said, "Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8b).
E. Stanley Ott