Today: Leaving a good legacy behind
Passage: 2 Tim 4
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Tim 4, NIV)-emphasis added
It is not only by life, but even by death, a child of God touches many lives!
The death of Jesus touched many lives, and is even touching lives now, because He lived like He should
Many famous people, many inventors and business entrepreneurs die. People will talk about them for a few days and then forget. Their lives don’t continue impacting that many people afterwards. Jesus is different!
The life and death of Jesus, His resurrection, continues to change lives every day, for good!
Who else can give us HOPE like Jesus?
The hope we have in Jesus is further reinforced by the fact that Jesus overcame death.
We are not competing with others like the people of the world do; instead, we try to run our race in a way that pleases and glorifies God
Our very life is a testimony, an offering, a worship for God (Rom 12: 1-2)
When people have this hope, they run their lives carefully, fight their spiritual battles with confidence and keep their faith strong, to the end. They keep their torches up and shining
And as they finish their race, handing the torch over to their master, they will receive a crown that will never fade or Perish
What a glorious hope!
People who are the least selfish, leave the best legacy behind
Be thankful for these men and women of God who leave a great legacy behind!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your life, death and resurrection, with which you impacted millions. Help us to live your life in and through us, as the salt and light of the earth. Thank you for all who left a great leagcy because of you. Amen
“How you run is important. How you finish is even more important”