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Legacies

Read 2 Chronicles 14:1 through 17:19

What does a man want to have said at his funeral? That he had a lot of money? That he spent more time at the office than he did at home? That he lived mostly for himself but occasionally found time for others? That he had no time for the things of God?

Or would he prefer to have what was said of Asa to be said of him?

Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God (2 Chronicles 14:2).

Asa left a legacy that still speaks today. The official statement on his character is right there in the Bible. Was it just his nature to seek after God? Possibly. Was it parental influence? Maybe. Though it’s tough to tell what nature and nurture had to do with Asa’s spiritual development, and while it’s also abundantly clear he was not a perfect man (2 Chronicles 16:9–10), Asa is for all time recorded as one who pleased God. Aspire to be like him.

Challenge for Today: Live in such a way that people will say of you, “He did what was good and right in the eyes of God.”

Quicklook: 2 Chronicles 14:2–11

 

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