“A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous” – Proverbs 13:22 (NIV)
Sometimes we work so hard investing in material things like buildings and personal effects. How about also if our energies go into people God brings us into contact. Recently I got to know of a lady who had passed away at a rich age of 99. She had not only lived a good life but many of her children were serving Christ in various ministries, local and overseas, including a third generation!
All of us do aspire to have a legacy, don’t we? For some people it is the buildings they own that they want to be remembered for. Others it is being known as the best in their professions and the awards they received. They want to be remembered long after there are gone for something written to their name.
There is also another legacy. This is knowing Christ and leaving a heritage of Christ followers, like this lady. Surely this one can outlive anyone. From time to time I come across generations of Christ followers that started back in the East Africa Revival days and I thank God for the legacy of the early followers. Live a life of investing in people and you will have no worries!
Prayer for the day: Lord Father in heaven, help me realize that the greatest investment I can make is in people and not material things which age and decay.