WHAT SHOULD WE leave behind when we die…?
A faithful family.
We will leave a mourning family behind on that sad day, but will we leave a faithful one? Will each be on his or her way to heaven? We are not able to make decisions for them, but we will have a great influence on each, especially our children (Proverbs 22:6).
Sarah left a godly man to mourn (Genesis 23:2). Abraham left faithful sons behind (Genesis 18:19; 25:8). Zebedee and Salome gave the world James and John. Lois taught Eunice, who molded Timothy (2 Timothy 1:5; 3:15).
If we would leave such a family, we must start NOW, because the years may come when they will not listen (Ecclesiastes 12:2). No greater legacy can be left than faith in God and faithfulness to His church. (Allen Webster)
“You are the light of the world…” Matthew 5:14a