1 Chronicles 29:28 NLT He (King David) died at a ripe old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. Then his son Solomon ruled in his place.

The summary of David’s life should be the summary for our own lives when it’s all over. Let’s look at this summary.

First, when we die, we should die at an old age. We shouldn’t die prematurely from diseases or accidents. Old age varies from person to person, but God’s word says we can live 120 years (Gen. 6:3). To ensure we have a long life, we can place our faith in Psalm 91:16 which says, with long life God will satisfy us.

Secondly, our summary should say we enjoyed life. When people remember us, they should remember seeing smiles on our faces, recalling the stories of God’s goodness in our lives, and fulfilling the purposes God has for us. Psalm 91:16 also says our lives will be satisfied by God. Be in faith for an enjoyable life.

Thirdly, we should have wealth. No matter where we start financially, God promises wealth in our lives (Psalm 112:3; 2 Cor. 8:9). Wealth is also tied to our giving. As we give, God promises to give back to us in excess (Luke 6:38).

Another thing we should have is honor. Honor means to be highly respected. When we live honest lives, showing everyone the love of God, and honoring God and others, we’ll receive honor in return (Gal. 6:7).

Finally, what we established for ourselves should run over on our children. It doesn’t matter if we started a business, left them rental properties, or wisdom in the word of God. What we’ve built in this life should be given to our legacy.