28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived. " Judges 16:28-30
Bobby Orr left a hockey legacy that is unsurpassed but there is a more important legacy matter for those of us that will never attain cultural or athletic stardom or greatness.
As we continue our look at the Hall of Faith chapter in the bible, Hebrews 11, we are shown that God used ordinary and often unpopular people to do extraordinary things to accomplish His purposes. Their recorded legacy of accomplishments in Hebrews imparts a confidence in us as followers of Christ that our lives can be used to leave a legacy of vital importance on a different level.
Samson was a troubled man on many fronts and had his vices throughout his short lifetime, but God gave him great strength that was used for His glory at the right time. (See Judges 15:14-15, 16:28-30)
Noah, on the other hand, was considered a very humble and obedient family man of no great standing. As a matter of fact, he was picked on as an old man (was 480 year old when he started construction of the ark) and despised for building a boat over 120 years in total obedience to God. It mattered not to him as he remained steadfast an in the end when the flood came, he found glory for God in his dogged determination to pursue what God had asked him to do (Hebrews 11:7).
God’s promises throughout the bible transcend generations and speak as loudly to us today as they did thousands of years ago. If we consider those promises and value building a life that is spent in pursuit of God’s will, then we can also leave a powerful and positive legacy for those that God brings into our life paths.
Romans 8:37 tells us that we too can be more than conquerors and Romans 8:31 says that If God is for us then who can be against us!