July 17

1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11; Romans 4:1-12; Psalm 13:1-6; Proverbs 19:15-16

Who are you raising up to follow in your footsteps? When it came to all the responsibilities in the Temple there were families designated to carry out specific duties. What is interesting is that the responsibilities were inter-generational. The older generation trained the next generation to carry on their tasks for God.

What a powerful testimony that one generation sees its role to train the next generation to serve God in excellence. It takes a great deal of commitment to train someone to pick up after you are finished. So often we never plan for the day when we won’t be present. What this does is handicap the next generation because instead of them building on what we transitioned to them, they end up having to feel their way and try to learn on the job. 

This is not God’s way. These faithful men who provided music for the Temple, trained their children to use their musical gifts for God’s Kingdom. If you are serving God in any position, ask yourself, “Who am I training to carry on after me?” This is not only responsible; it is God’s way to keep His work moving forward. Do your part to pass your experience on to others so God always gets the best. 

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34; Romans 4:13-5:5; Psalm 14:1-7; Proverbs 19:17

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