These words which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
Every person who departs this world leaves behind a legacy.
One generation has the responsibility to pass on to the next generation certain Christian values and teachings. God instructed the fathers of the Jewish nation to not only obey his statutes, but to pass them on to their descendants.
The lifestyle and moral values that you follow during this life will greatly influence those around you. I have heard many testimonies where the individual came to Christ because they saw him reflected in the everyday lives of other believers. How we conduct our lives in the here and now determines the legacy that we leave behind when we leave this world.
Be assured that all of us will leave behind some kind of legacy. The question is: Will it be a legacy of love and faithfulness to the master, or will it be one of wasted years and disappointment? Are we endeavoring to pass on to our children the moral values and principles that will enable them to navigate safely in a progressively evil and hostile world?