Leave Character as legacy
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”
Look at Job. He lost his wealth, his children and even his health, but his faith abounded all the more. His faith became so strong that he was able to shout with a note of victory – “I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me” (Job 19:25-27).
What is “diligently seeking God”? It diligently seeking the very character of God. Child of God, seek the Lord for His character; His blessings will be “added unto you.”
Seeking the Lord means something to give our lives a sense of meaning and permanence.
The story of Job shows us a man struggling with meaning amid life’s fleeting days. In a moment, not just his possessions but those most precious to him, his children, were taken. Then his friends accused him of deserving this fate. Job cried out: “Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever!” (Job 19:23–24).
Job’s words have been “engraved in rock forever.” We have them in the Bible. Yet Job needed even more meaning in his life than the legacy he’d leave behind. He discovered it in the character of God. “I know that my redeemer lives,” Job declared, “and that in the end he will stand on the earth” (19:25). This knowledge gave him the right longing. “I myself will see him,” Job said. “How my heart yearns within me!” (v. 27).
In the end, Job didn’t find what he expected. He found much more—the Source of all meaning and permanence (42:1–6).
Why do you think Job wanted his words preserved forever? How do you want people to remember you one hundred years from now?
It’s at the hearts of every person to lives that matter. Lives that has purpose and meaning would help us like Job find so much more in this life than mere possessions that we find true meaning and purpose. The legacy we leave behind will reflect our love for God and continue to bring others to Him.
Let’s live life fullest in divine characters like Job, and leave a legacy for the coming generations.
Stay Blessed 😊