Lately, I have been giving a great deal of thought to the difference between legacy & inheritance.

Inheritance is looked at from the vantage point of the receiver. Inheritance gifts your children with money & things. Inheritance may be squandered or multiplied.

Inheritance is temporal.

Legacy is determined by the viewpoint of the giver. Legacy demonstrates values & character. Legacy answers the question “What has been the theme of my life?”

Legacy gifts your children with roots & wings. Legacy equips your children for life & for death. Legacy has inter-generational transfer until Jesus come.

Legacy is eternal.

David gave an inheritance & a legacy to his son Solomon.

David’s inheritance was a kingdom.

David’s legacy was a passion for intimacy with God.

Solomon embraced both the inheritance & the legacy of his father.

Solomon’s desire as reflected in the book of Proverbs was

  • that his children would listen to him
  • that they would embrace the principles leading to a blessed life
  • that they would listen to the Voice of Wisdom- the voice of God
  • that they would would fear the Lord & walk in his Presence

What Will Be Your Legacy?

Virtually yours


Originally published at The Designed Life.

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