Not a bad epitaph

I have heard it suggested that it is a profitable exercise to write out what one wants on his tombstone and then live the rest of his life making it true. In the spirit of this suggestion, I would like to be described like Noah in Genesis 6:9. In that verse, there are three statements about Noah:

  1. He was a righteous man
  2. He was blameless in his generation
  3. He walked with God

Based on this, I choose to seek purity and righteousness at the core of my being. I seek to live in peace with those who God brings into my life. I also seek to live my life in intimacy with God and daily dependence upon him.

I choose this, but often miss the mark. I thank God that Jesus’ righteousness covers my failings (see 2 Corinthians 5:21).