Some men achieve greatness during their lives; men like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, various kings and queens, statesmen and popular icons. Their names will go down in history as those who led, inspired, entertained or used their wealth or selves to help others.

 Others will always be remembered for their evil ways; like Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, etc. 

 When we die, the majority of us will eventually be forgotten, but what we do while we are here may be remembered. The way we treat others; how we share God’s love; how we study His Word; how we put others before ourselves are all good things to do, but they are not what God looks at when He judges us. 

 Our works should be a result of our love for what He has done for us.

When man turned from God, a great separation occured, but God’s compassion and love was poured out on us through the death of His only Son.  He alone washed away our sin, our slate was clean! Not by our deeds, but because of His love. 

Our reputation with our fellow man is important, but God looks at what Jesus has done for us – not what we have done. 



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  1. On his tombstone my father has this little poem he wrote.


    When I give up this life for good
    I will need no marker made of wood
    No monument of polished stone
    My children are of flesh and bone
    Perhaps thru them some part of me
    Will live until eternity

    As I grow older, I see more and more wisdom in that simple poem. What Abraham asked God for was a legacy. He did not want his life to go to waste. He wanted his child, some part of himself, to receive the work of hands and the sweat of his toil. God honored the sincerity of Abraham’s request — his faith He could and would do as He said — with both physical and spiritual children, with the nation of Israel and the Church of Christ Jesus.


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