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
Listen My Son to Your Father’s Instruction
Do Not Forsake Your Mother’s Teaching
They Will Be A Garland To Grace Your Head
And A Chain To Adorn Your Head
Listen to Wisdom
Search For Her
As For Hidden Treasure
You Will Understand
The Fear of the Lord
You Will Know God
The Inheritance & Legacy of David
The Inheritance & Legacy of Solomon
In A King Named Jesus
What Is Your Legacy?
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