And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. (1 Chronicles 28:20)
God had given to David a vision explaining to him what Solomon was to do (v.19). It was David’s challenge to his son to do it (v.20). But something of even greater value to the next generation is our personal experience with God and how faithful He has been to us (v.20). How could David say that God: 1) will be with thee, 2) will not fail thee, 3) nor forsake thee? The answer is simple – personal experience (for the Lord God, even with my God). David could say to his son do it, because he had done it! David’s legacy was not just words it was based on personal experience with God.
There is something to be said about the legacy that we leave behind. It is important that we pass on to the next generation what is of value to us. So, what will we leave behind for those who follow? The legacy we leave is determined by the life we live. God, has a task for you. He has called you to serve Him and He will be with you every step of the way (until thou hast finished). So, fear not … the journey of grace continues from one generation to the next. Let it be our goal to pass on to the next generation a legacy of faith in an unfailing God.