Gems 2015 — April 12 Scripture Selection: I Kings 13-15

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

April 12 Scripture Selection: I Kings 13-15

Food for Thought: I Kings 13:1-3, 33, 34; 14:5-11; 15:1-5, 9-15, 25-30, 33, 34

Each one of us has an opportunity to leave to the future generations a great legacy—or an infamous one that could steer multitudes in the wrong direction. A true, propitious legacy is not just so that people will say nice things about us when we pass on from this life to the next. Rather, it is to leave an influence that will positively benefit those who come behind us. In order to do that, we must be conscious of the value of our life and how our decisions can affect others for years to come.

Most of the characters mentioned in today’s selection had absolutely no concept of the damage their lives would cause not only those living amongst them, but also those who would follow, nor would they have cared. Self-absorbed people can never leave a legacy of good. But we can, regardless of the position we may hold in our lives—whether of great authority or fame, or not. It is our life in Christ that will have an impact on others. As we live out our life in faith, “our” legacy which points the way to Christ will build itself, and God will get the glory for the testimony produced.

The psalmist understood the value of the opportunity to lead people in the right way by word and example and declared in Psalm 45:17, “I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.” May that be our declaration today and always, and our legacy be that our life points others to Christ now and for generations to come.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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