Two Measures of Life – Part II

Two Measures of Life – Part II

Featured in the February, 2007 Issue of the Ashburn Baptist News

How can you evaluate your life? You can do this by asking two questions. The first question is, “What will I leave behind?” This question was discussed in last month’s issue. If you missed it, you can access it on the website at This month we are discussing the second question, “What will I send on ahead?” By getting the answer to these two questions you will have taken the measure of your life.

We may really be missing it on this second item. Jesus said, “Stop storing up

Michelangelo left behind numerous paintings of Biblical subjects.

William Tyndale left us the first printed translation of the New Testament.

John Bunyan blessed us with his “Pilgrim’s Progress”.

Johann S. Bach enriched the human race with his immortal compositions.

William Wilberforce left the British Empire freed from the curse of slavery.

David Livingstone explored and opened up Africa for missionary work.

Fanny Crosby gave us over 8,000 hymns.

J.P. Morgan left in his will a ringing testimony of personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thomas Edison gave us the light bulb and 1,000 other inventions.

J.C. Penney left behind 1,660 department stores all closed on the Lord’s Day.

One measure of your life is what you leave behind. Another is what you send on ahead, and having run out of space, we will discuss that next month on this page.