What I Read Today:

2 Peter 2-3: Acts 19: Micah 6-7: Psalm 47: 1 Chronicles 28: Genesis 50

King David would not have been nominated for father of the year.  His dysfunctional family is on display for all to see in the book of 1st and 2nd Kings. 

So here at the end of his life, he gives his son Solomon this advice:

1 Chronicles 28:7-9, “I will establish his kingdom forever if he continues strong in keeping my commandments and my rules, as he is today.’ Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek out all the commandments of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance to your children after you forever.  “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.” ESV

In the final hours of our lives, what will we be remembered for?  What gift can we leave our children that will never expire?

We spend our entire lives building our kingdoms.  We work overtime to pay our mortgages; we spend days working on our houses, and we build up our 401k’s.  Yet when our time is done, all we indeed leave our children is our relationship with Jesus Christ.  Nothing else lasts.  

So when our time is done, will our children remember our faith?  Will they even know how we felt about Jesus?

In his final moments, David reminded Solomon that it was about a relationship with God.  He tells Solomon to seek God and serve God.  Everything else is just noise.  Our bank accounts, homes, and possessions can all disappear in the blink of an eye.  Make it your goal to leave your children and grandchildren the thing that will last forever.  Jesus Christ!

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