In 2nd Samuel 19:31-39, you’ll encounter a wealthy man called Barzillai. The Bible says he was eighty years old and when king David was on the run from Absalom, this wealthy man had provided food for the king during his stay in Mahanaim. When king David was restored to his throne, he asked Barzillai to come with him to Jerusalem so that for honoring and helping him (king David), he will ensure that Barzillai is taken care of for the rest of his life. If you read further, Barzillai turned down the offer and instead, asked the king to give that blessing to his son Kimham instead. King David honored it and as it stands, he showed Kimham, Barzillai’s son, favor for the rest of his life.

My mother on several occasions will say to people, “I am doing this for my descendants”. That is, whatever kindness and goodness that comes out of her life, she’s storing blessings for her descendants. Barzillai’s story was a confirmation of what my mother usually will say. My question is, are we storing kindness and goodness to people so that they can repay us or bless our descendants for that sake? Be part of someone’s rising so that they will remember you when they take their throne. Be a helper to someone in need so that life will in turn help you back.

I pray that you will be the help someone needs this week and may someone also show you and your descendants kindness for that sake. I declare it is so and so it is in Jesus’ name. AMEN.


Lady Abena.