Thursday, February 21, 2013
Proverbs Chapter 20
There were quite a few verses in this chapter that caught my eye, but I'll settle on verse seven to comment on today.
The righteous man leads a blameless life;
Blessed are his children after him.
To avoid any possible confusion I should first make mention that "blameless" is not the same as "sinless." The Bible is very clear that only Jesus, the Son of God, fits that description. "Blameless" describes someone who makes a conscious effort to 'walk the talk' - to have their actions match up with what they say they believe.
This verse jumped out at me, because it seems our society puts great value on leaving a legacy of money/property/possessions for our children. This verse suggests that "The legacy we live is much better than the legacy we give." (Sounds like that could be a proverb itself, doesn't it?)
Which verse struck a cord with you today? Leave a note in the comments.
Btw... the car in the pic is a model named Legacy.