There were some very interesting and important men and women listed in the chapter today. Israel, Judah, Boaz, Jesse, David…just to name a few.
Some are remembered as the first to settle certain towns and regions.
But two are going to be remembered throughout time for their sins. We read that “the Lord considered Er, Judah’s firstborn, evil, so the Lord killed Er.” And “Carmi’s son was Achar, who caused trouble for Israel by taking goods that were claimed by God.”
Do you suppose that these men were one hundred percent evil? We don’t know. All we know from this chapter is that they had evil natures.
How do you suppose that when God someday opens the book on your life, He will summarize you? For what will you be remembered?
I’m recording this on Sunday evening. Today at church, our pastor mentioned one of our members who passed away several years ago now, and to sum him up, pastor said, “Louis was a sweet man. He always had time for you. When you talked to him, he would look you in the eyes and smile.”
How will you be remembered?