One Line

One Line

“All these were descendants of Asher—heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000” (1 Chronicles 7:40).

I read this during my reading time last week. I know, you’re thinking, “Chronicles? Really?” It was a surprise to me too. I was just reading genealogies, which I will admit are not the most exciting to me.

Then I ran across this verse.

Here it is again: “All these were descendants of Asher—heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000” (1 Chronicles 7:40).

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First Chronicles starts talking about the genealogies of the people of Israel. It lists over and over–so and so was the son or father of whoever. This verse is different and it caught my eye.

I obviously have never met Asher, but I do know one thing about him–if I had a sentence in Scripture, this would be a great legacy to leave. Now, if you read about Asher’s descendants down the road, they did not always do well. Some of his descendants made poor choices. But in his immediate descendants, this is what he left.

It makes a list that would be an amazing legacy.

1. Heads of families
2. Choice men
3. Brave warriors
4. Outstanding leaders

If this is what I left behind in my children and others God placed in my path–not so bad, right?

I do love the thought of leaving a legacy like this. But even further than that, it makes me wonder. If I had one line that told the legacy I left behind, what would it say? What would I want it to say?

How about you? What would you like your one line to be?

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