“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”
How will people remember you after you’ve lived your life on earth? I often tell people that they will leave some sort of a legacy behind which may involve money and material possessions of great worth. We may also leave behind a legacy that relates to our actions and deeds which may have a greater impact than wealth or objects we can pass on to others. Sometimes being known as someone with a gracious word at the right time may be sweet to the soul and healing to the bones! Now, that would be a great legacy to leave behind!
In Revelation 14:12 John teaches us that we should have endurance in our earthly journey while remaining patient. He also instructs us to keep the commands provided in the Bible which will equip us with the wisdom we need. Also, as we have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord, we should remain faithful in our walk with Jesus and seek to be like Him! As we seek to be like Jesus, we know that He taught and repeatedly demonstrated love to others. What a great role model for us!
As I move forward in life I do not anticipate gaining great wealth nor possessions that will be desired by others after I depart. There are many scriptural passages that have left their mark upon me with indication regarding leaving a legacy other than wealth! Ephesians 4:29 tells me that God skillfully made me to do the work He has placed before me to do and as I complete these assignments, perhaps I will be known in this regard. In John chapter 21 Jesus tells Peter he should take care of His lambs and feed His sheep. Perhaps if I am faithful with tending the lambs and sheep and taking good care of them, I will be remembered for this as well.
Revelation 14:13 (NIV) provides important teaching from John that helps with my focus: “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” As I keep God’s commands and remain faithful to Jesus and His teachings, I am doing what the Bible says I should do. As I die to my passions and humanistic desires, I will also die in the Lord (Jesus) and have the Spirit in me. As such, I should be known for good deeds (labor) which will follow me. That’s how I would like to me remembered!
Self-reflection considerations: What will your earthly deeds reflect about you? How you will be remembered?
Many blessings to you!
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