Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

There’s a Contemporary Christian song I like that asks the question, “What are they gonna say about me when I’m gone?” It’s a good question. Some people would answer that by saying, “I don’t care what people say about me after I’m dead; it doesn’t matter,” but that’s not true. The legacy you leave behind is of great benefit to God. When people remember a righteous person they will be blessed by that memory, but when they remember an evil person that memory brings decay.

Your witness for Christ can continue for generations after you’re dead. Just imagine what a blessing it would be if someone were to come to saving faith in Jesus because they remembered your righteousness. Paul once made a reference to people who are baptized because of the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:29) Some people come to saving faith in Jesus and get baptized because of the influence someone who passed away had in their life.

So don’t ever sell the influence your legacy has on others short. Memories of your past life can lead to blessings or decay. It all depends on what kind of legacy you leave behind. What people say about you when you’re gone matters. So, do everything in your power to leave a legacy of righteousness.

Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.

Have a God Filled Week,
Brother Donnie

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