Epitaph

These are the last words of David: The declaration of David son of Jesse, the declaration of the man raised on high, the one anointed by the God of Jacob, the favorite singer of Israel: The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me, His word was on my tongue. – 2 Samuel 23:1-2

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

I don’t intend to be morbid, but there are often events in life than cause a person to reflect on the message he will leave when he departs this world and embraces eternity. In light of that reflection, David’s words above are, to me, inspirational.

After a short summation of his credentials (exalted, anointed, son of Jesse and favored singer of a nation), the dying king gave credit and honor where it was most due … to God Himself. Of all David could have said, he chose to clarify the source of his success, which was the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

Oh, that every person who regularly opens his mouth to proclaim God’s truth might be able to make the same claim, that the Spirit of the Lord spoke through him and that the Word was on his tongue! Of course, it cannot be true if that Spirit and Word are not first in the heart and mind of the one speaking. God must first write His epitaph on your life, before it will ever be reflected in your legacy.

The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth. – Henry David Thoreau

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s