The Richest Man Ever
Who Was The Richest Man Ever?
Our legacy is what we leave behind to those we love. What did David God’s servant leave behind?
In Acts 13:22,36 we saw David’s epitaph, written by God, in nine words–David served the purpose of God in his generation. The first thing David left behind was a life was that testified that God saw him as a servant.
What else did he leave behind? Humanly speaking, David probably left behind the greatest fortune ever amassed by any one man on planet earth! But if you see things as God does you would see that David left everything behind (like everyone must)—except what he had given back to the Lord.
You see, David was a real servant of God. We have already followed his trail from his earliest days across the Scriptures. And we know from God’s Word that a genuine servant doesn’t really own anything—it actually all belongs to his master. He and all he has is owned and controlled by another—the master. And that is what David was—a servant.
So all he had was the Lord’s. And that is how we are to be also! Remember those words that should ring in our ears as God’s servants? Let’s open there first this morning.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. NKJV
Or as that great servant of the Lord, Ken Taylor wrote when he paraphrased God’s Word for his children—
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Haven’t you yet learned that your body is the home of the Holy Spirit God gave you and that he lives within you? Your own body does not belong to you. 20 For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it. TLB
Now go to the next book and see what that means in day to day life. To best do that, we need to read backward starting at 2nd Corinthians 5:15.
2 Corinthians 5:15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. NKJV
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; NKJV
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. NKJV
2 Corinthians 5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well-pleasing to Him. NKJV