Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 February 24

These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory. 
(2 Samuel 23:8-12)

Today’s Morsel: Throughout scripture we read some stories of men and women and the awesome and not so awesome legacies that they left behind them. One man, King Jehoram, left such a bad legacy that scripture says, “he departed without being desired” (2 Chronicles 21:20).  In other words, no one cared that he was gone.  But look at the legacy that King David and his mighty men left. David had thirty-one mighty men with him. All thirty-one were great, but three of them stood out.  Adino, Eleazar, and Shammah.  And they left an awesome legacy.  What kind of legacy are you leaving behind?  What are people going to say about you when they write your obituary?  Live a life for Jesus that matters.  

Sing:  I shall not be, I shall not be moved. I shall not be, I shall not be moved, just like a tree, planted by the waters, I shall not be moved.

Thought For Today: What inspiration will someone get from your obituary?

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