Leaving a Legacy of Honesty

Leaving a Legacy of Honesty

2 Kings 12:15 (NIV)

They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.”

I studied the story of Joash, the youngest to become king of Judah, this morning and was struck by a couple of things in the narrative.

One– Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all the years Jehoiada the priest instructed him but ignored all of the teachings after Jehoiada died. He even had Jehoiada’s son, Zechariah, stoned to death. What a legacy!

Two– The royal accountants and priests did not have to keep a record of who they gave the money to pay the workers because ‘they acted with complete honesty.’

That made me think of the legacy I am leaving my descendants. I pray it is one of honesty, faith, and dependence on God.

What type of legacy are you leaving?



Barbara Harvey Carter About Barbara Harvey Carter

Barbara Harvey Carter is a Registered Nurse, speaker, workshop facilitator and Christian counselor. She has a passion for women's issues and writes novels about spiritual warfare in Christian relationships. For more info, please visit her website.


  1. Barbara, I like your post and must say I think often of what type of legacy, especially spiritual, that I will leave. It’s something we need to give more thought. Thanks for the reminder.

Speak Your Mind