July 5

1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17; Acts 23:11-35; Psalm 3:1-8; Proverbs 18:14-15

What’s in a name? Today you read a lot of names from the earliest generations through the kings of Israel. In this list of names you saw notable people and ignoble people. There were names we recognized and many names we did not. 

Even more, some of the people’s names had accomplishments or bad actions associated with them. Some names had high positions, some had no position at all. Some people’s names had great meaning, others had no meaning at all. But, every one had a name.

So, when someone looks back and writes about your family line and they get to your name, what will they say? How will you be remembered for the things you did on earth? Will it just be a biographical summary about your parents and the years you lived? Or, will they be able to say that you influenced people in your generation? Will they be able to pinpoint the lives that you have touched, eternal accomplishments you made, and the values you lived by? The answer to these questions makes up your legacy. It’s never too early to think about your legacy! Think today about how you will be remembered when you are gone. Submit this to God and ask Him to help you leave a lasting legacy!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4; Acts 24:1-27; Psalm 4:1-8; Proverbs 18:16-18

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