Friday, June 22, 2007


20 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one's regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not, in the tombs of the kings. (2Chronicles 21)

What a sad, sad legacy. No one even cared that Jehoram had died; actually they were probably relieved to hear the news. Jehoram was evil, very likely that he was simply young and conceited, selfish and ruthless, and so his death was to "no one's regret". When we pass, how will are legacy be? Will people be relieved at our passing? Or will they care? Will they even notice?

We don't have to do anything famous, outrageous, or newsworthy to have a legacy. We don't have to aspire, fight, or accomplish anything great to gain people's attention. We only have to love and live such a life that is pleasing to our Father, and that will surely establish a legacy that is desirable. How we treat other's is key.

Had Jehoram cared about what God wanted, had he had shed a tear for the poor and down trodden, had he helped those striken with disease and famine, people would miss him. In our lives, we need to care about others, not because we want a great legacy, but because we want to be faithful to our God. Our legacy is simply a reflection of a life's work and worth; if we live our life as we should, our legacy will clearly depict it as so.

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