A Long Lost Legacy // Monday, July 28
Posted: Monday, July 28
2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
Verse of the day:
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was peaceful because Athaliah had been killed. (2 Chronicles 23:21)
Early on in my pastoral role I began to do a number of funerals each year. One of the biggest surprises for me was the reaction of family and friends to the person who had passed away. I assumed there would always be great sadness and a sense of loss at each funeral but this was not the case. Many times people expressed indifference to the death, other times people would use the funeral service to vent all the wrong doings of the deceased, and some actually showed relief that the person was now gone.
Scripture tells us that when Queen Athaliah died there was peace and rejoicing in the land. Truth is, Athaliah gave very little thought to her legacy; I suppose all went out the window when she decided to kill her grandchildren so there would be no competition for the throne she coveted. Solomon says in Proverbs 13:22 that ‘Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren’. That certainly includes money, but equally important is the spiritual inheritance; the Godly legacy that we pass on to the next generation. Have you given thought to the legacy you’ll leave behind after you die?
Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor