02 November: Leaving a Legacy

When life requires reason, it becomes important to leave behind a legacy that lives on, even after you’re gone…

READ 1 THESSALONIANS 2  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


Whenever our spoken words conflict with the unspoken words of our actions, those actions will be what linger in the minds of those around us. If I lack good skills in what I say and how I say it, yet my actions are giving and caring, my communication weaknesses may be overlooked. However, if I “preach” one thing but do another, I’m a hypocrite.

I find it interesting then, that this first century letter, to those living in the Roman province of Thessalonica, seemed to highlight the importance of leaving behind a legacy. Paul travelled and stayed with many people, and his time with these people wasn’t a failure. [v1] So, although we’re not meant to look for human praises [v6], Paul made sure that he left behind good memories of hard work as a good example of one who is approved by God and entrusted with the gospel. [v4]

Lifestyle Reflections
Lifestyle Reflections

The legacy of actions outlasts the legacy of words. When Paul wrote, “we were delighted to share not only the gospel of God but our lives as well” [v8], he was saying that sharing my life is as important as sharing my words.  So if leave my work place, move away, or die tomorrow, what am I doing today that’s contributing positively to the legacy I’m leaving behind?

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak with Your Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship You! [Nehemiah 9:6]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for the people of Spain[b]
  • Your Nation: Those working in the medical profession
  • Yourself: Your financial needs
  • Your concerns for today
Let Your hand rest on the man at Your right hand, the Son of Man  that You’ve raised up for Yourself. Then we’ll not turn away from You. Revive us, and we’ll call on Your Name! [Psalm 80:17-18]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

If I’ve found favour in Your eyes, Father God, then may You go with me. Although I can be a stiff-necked person, forgive my wickedness, and take me as Your inheritance. [Exodus 34:9]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

There’s no God like You in heaven above or on earth below. You’ve kept Your covenant of love with me, as I’ve continue wholeheartedly in Your way. [1 Kings 8:23]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Spiritual LIFE

Jesus said: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. [John 15:5]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/spai/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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