I will defend this city and save it, for my sake and for the sake of David my servant.
Over three hundred years after David died, eight generations later, his descendant King Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem were surrounded by a huge Assyrian army. It looked as though Hezekiah was done, but God sent an angel who destroyed 185,000 of the enemy troops. In a split second the army was defeated and the nation was saved. I can imagine Hezekiah asking, “God, what did I do to deserve this favor?” God answered, in effect, “Hezekiah, it wasn’t anything you did. It was for the sake of my servant David. He stored up mercy for you three hundred years ago. You’re walking in the blessing that he deposited into your account.”
Be a David. Start a blessing. You can pass down blessings, favor, generosity, and faithfulness for generations to come. Or you can pass down dysfunction, bitterness, and mediocrity. Start the blessing, start the favor, start the freedom. God is counting on you to take your family to a new level. Because of your faithfulness, they’re going to go further, accomplish more, and become all they were created to be.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the 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 be a David and leave a legacy that honors You and produces good fruit long after I am gone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.