Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What is your legacy?

Psalm 109:6Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

8Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

10Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

12Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

16Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

17As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

18As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

19Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

20Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

21But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.
I heard a great message tonight about this passage, but in a way I never would have thought to look at it. Verses 1-5 talk about a person who speaks against God and His followers and then these verses say what will happen to a person that does this. I can't remember everything the Pastor said but basically the Lord spoke to me about being negative. I don't think of myself as a negative person, and I don't consciously look for negative things, it's more like I take the positive things for granted, I just suppose everyone already knows those things. So all that comes out sometimes is the negative. And it's something I'm really going to work on! I find irony in things and I like to mention it, but it shouldn't be mentioned more than the blessings in my life.
I just thought I would share. I know a few people that I would say are complainers and always think negatively about things, and I do not want that as my legacy. And as the verses say, I don't want my children to be vagabonds because they inherited my complaining and discontent attitude. Nobody wants to do nice things for a complainer. Nobody remembers a complainer. You won't be succesful if you always complain. The Lord can't bless you if you can't be thankful. And He especially can't be a blessing to you if you speak evil against Him or His people.

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