2 Kings 19:34, NLT
"For my own honor and for the sake of my servant David, I will defend this city and protect it."
In 2 Kings 19, King Hezekiah, one of David's descendants, was on the throne in Judah. The powerful Assyrian army was about to attack Jerusalem, and Hezekiah didn't stand a chance. But when he prayed and asked God to help them, that very night an angel destroyed 185,000 in the Assyrian camp, and the Assyrian king went home. Hezekiah was so thrilled, and I can imagine he wondered why God had given him such favor. Today's Scripture answers that: "for the sake of my servant David." This took place nearly three hundred years after David died, yet David's legacy of seeds of obedience, seeds of helping others, and seeds of honoring God were still producing fruit in his family line.
Every time you help someone in need and make sacrifices for them to go further, you're sowing a seed not only for you to go further, but for those who come after you in your family line to go further. They will see favor and protection because you made decisions that honor God.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the remarkable possibility that the seeds of obedience and of helping others I am sowing today can continue to bless my descendants for many generations. Help me to leave a legacy that honors You and produces good fruit long after I am gone. In Jesus' Name, Amen.