One of the most powerful forces in our life is God’s righteousness because no man can EVER take it away. His righteousness is also one of our greatest legacies. We obtain His righteousness in the eternal realm when He saves our soul; and we obtain it in the physical realm when we choose to follow His will. When we choose to follow His will, we begin to forge a heritage in His righteousness–which no enemy can ever take away. God’s incredible promise in Isaiah reads: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”(Isaiah 54:17) Our heritage of His righteousness is not affected by what others do to us; it is based solely upon whether we choose to follow Him. If we are to have a legacy of God’s righteousness, the evidence we leave behind will clearly demonstrate His influence in our life. It is incredibly humbling that God has granted a sinner like me the opportunity to leave a legacy of righteousness for His glory! When we learn to become more and more submitted to His will, we obtain more and more of His strength! This is a great paradox to the mind of man because we equate strength with what exists within us rather than surrendering what is within us. God is the source of all strength and the more we submit to Him the stronger we become. The legacy of God’s righteousness in our lives can burn a bright path for the next generation: What we do today really does matter! Our legacy burns brightest when it is a reflection of the glory of God!