The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot (Proverbs 10:7)
Having gone to many funerals, it is easy to tell what kind of legacy the deceased left. You can tell much about a person’s legacy when you consider the kind of life that person lived. What are some things that make a person’s legacy good? To name a few, consider:
Wisdom that transcends generations
The life lived was morally upright
The treatment of people, all people, was with respect and decency
Always had regard for the well-being of his neighbor
Raised children that reflect these same qualities
And, most importantly, became a Christian and lived to God’s glory.
It is better to have a good name than to be rich. One’s wealth comes and goes, but a good name reflects the quality of one’s life. It will always last, but a person’s possessions will deteriorate. Legacy is more than just leaving positive influence with others.
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