"What You Leave Behind"

Post date: Nov 1, 2017 8:08:48 PM

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments

for this is the whole duty of man." Malachi 1:6

When your time comes to die, what will you leave behind? One thing is for sure, you will take no possession on earth with you. Even your body will be left here. In reality, you will leave behind many things. You may go so far as to leave a "last will" so that others can get what you left for them. A "will" is a good thing to have if you really care about those you leave things to. As good as a "will" can be, it will not take the place of your name and reputation that you will also leave here. We read and hear much about famous people in all walks of life. What good will it be if they only leave behind some worldly achievement? The glamour of the world's most famous people will not be of any good to them after death.

Your walk with God and how He lived in your life is the greatest testimony you could leave here. The words, "Fear (honor) God and obey His commandments," doesn't fit well in our present day. They will go a long way when you stand before our Savior. What will you leave behind?

October 29th, 2017

From Your Friend & Pastor,

James H. Baker, Proverbs 3: 5-6