February 19, 2015

Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 8

Another chapter full of genealogies, eh? These chapters might not be the most exciting to read and are difficult to study and apply practically, but they are there for a reason. The author’s words are there because they are inspired by God.

Think about this. Each and every person listed from the various generations has a story. Each had their place in history and left behind some sort of legacy. Some left a legacy of greatness, while others left behind destruction.

Each of us leaves something behind every day, week, month, year, month, and lifetime. If your story were being written today about what you left behind or are leaving behind, what would it say? If your name were listed amongst the genealogy of your family, what might others have to say about you if they studied your personal life history? Will the legacy you leave behind be one that leaves a trail of disciples generation after generation?

Lord, my legacy is being written every day. May I leave behind a legacy that is glorifying to You as a result of Your power working in me.

Posted by: Rich Duffield

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

3 thoughts on “February 19, 2015”

  1. Amen Rich! Now that my children are young adults and finding their way in the world, I think about the legacy our family is leaving. I also pray it is a legacy of Christ and HIS power to redeem a fallen world. Thanks for the commentary today!

  2. Another thought strikes me as I read these names. For most people, when we die we are quickly forgotten by those outside of our immediate family and loved ones. The outside world will not know much about most of us other than as a name on a family tree, if they happen to read ours, and they will quickly be bored with that (as we probably are when we read family trees in the Bible). It leads me to a few questions. Is my focus in the right place? Am I focused in areas doomed to lead to my name on a list that people want to skip over? Or am I focused where I will have an impact and leave a legacy that matters?

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