Will Your Final Destination Leave A Vacancy Behind?

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Consider the choices you make and how they will impact your final destination. When you get there will there be a vacancy behind, and have you prepared someone to fill it in? Let’s be legacy minded dads who are training up and raising up the next generation to fill in when we move on. We need to make good choices and lead by example so they too one day will make the right choices and also end up in the right final destination too.

Building a Lasting Legacy of Faith: Passing Down Spiritual Wealth

Leaving a lasting legacy that empowers future generations to continue in the ways of righteousness is a noble endeavor aligned with biblical principles. Proverbs 13:22 reminds us that “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,” highlighting the importance of planning for the future and passing down not only material wealth but also values and wisdom. One crucial aspect of leaving a legacy is instilling a strong foundation of faith. Proverbs 22:6 advises,

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." 

This underscores the significance of nurturing the spiritual growth of our descendants, equipping them with the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.

Guiding the Next Generation to Eternal Life: Nurturing Righteous Decision-Making

Furthermore, a legacy rooted in faith prepares the next generation to make righteous decisions that lead to eternal life with God. Jesus emphasized the importance of obedience to His teachings in John 14:15, saying,

"If you love me, keep my commandments." 

By embodying Christ-like values and demonstrating obedience to God’s Word in our own lives, we set an example for our children and grandchildren to follow. Through intentional mentoring, discipleship, and living out the gospel message, we can help guide them on the path toward salvation.

Cultivating an Eternal Legacy: Investing in Heavenly Treasures

Ultimately, the legacy we leave should not only benefit future generations in this temporal world but also pave the way for their eternal inheritance in heaven. Matthew 6:20 encourages us to

"lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven," 

emphasizing the eternal significance of our actions and investments. By prioritizing spiritual growth, love, and service to others, we not only leave behind a tangible inheritance but also cultivate a spiritual legacy that endures beyond the confines of earthly life. As we seek to honor God in all that we do, may our legacy reflect His love and truth, guiding others toward the ultimate reward of eternal life with Him.

Today’s Devotional:

This year, I am utilizing the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas, applying its teachings specifically in the context of fatherhood. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit: DavidJeremiah.org.


Verse: 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (NIV)

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Temporary Destination

Today’s Devotional shares an interesting reality of the naming of where the dead were buried and the meaning of the word. We read that they called the place “koimateriam” which is Greek for “hotel” or “in”. It goes on to explain how it was a word selected with purpose and on purpose because they knew it was temporary because of their faith and hope in the resurrection.

Final Destination

Today’s Devotional tells us how “if believers die before the Rapture, Christ will come to the “hotel” where the body is and reunite it with the person’s spirit, which has been with Him.” It goes on to explain how “the Rapture assures us that the cemetery is only a motel for the body of the believers.” Let’s lean in by faith choosing to live our lives to God’s calling and live in ways that will glorify God in Jesus’ name.

Today’s Devotional concludes with this reminder: “If you’re missing a loved one whose spirit is with Jesus, fix your hope on the Resurrection (John 11:25).

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime.”


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