The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
It is a wonderful thing to consider that a life lived appropriately will be remembered and called out as “a blessing” by those who follow. It is also a sobering thought that the “wickedness” we practiced in this life will not be forgotten and will long afterward be considered as something “rotten.”
At Helping Up Mission we talk spirituality as “living Honest, Open and Willing before God one day at a time.” Being that guy will not only bring me blessings in this life, but will make me a blessing to so many around me.
I like to say to the guys here, “If your family could put on your tombstone what they really want to say, what do you think it might look like?” A sobering thought for all of us!