How can we leave a legacy of longevity to the next generation? Longevity is a series covering four Old Testament leaders who tasted victory, destiny and blessing, but finished poorly.
The Responsibility of Blessing – Hezekiah
The Lord saw Hezekiah’s heart and blessed him, but he became calloused in his tenderness to the Lord. Our capacity to sacrifice moves us into lasting favor so that future generations are impacted by the goodness of God.
The Battle Over Significance – Gideon
Gideon dealt with fear his whole life, but God was confident in His ability to fulfill Gideon’s destiny. If we allow fear into our lives, it will affect our response to God.
The Challenge of Blessing – Solomon
Solomon’s reign was the high point of Israel’s history, and created a new standard of generosity. But when he misused his favor, it brought devastation upon Israel. Excellence promotes you, but excellence paired with restraint positions you to handle what God wants to place on your life.
Fearing God or Man – Saul
The life of King Saul reveals that his decisions were dictated by other people’s opinions. Favor will position us for increased influence if we can learn to live separate from opinions that inhibit our callings.