Peter and Judas. George Washington and Benedict Arnold. The contrasting names dredge up contrasting emotions. The “just" (righteous NASB) (6662) had their flaws. The “wicked” (7563) probably had their good points.
What kind of “memory” (2143) do you live with? I was incredibly blessed with my choice of parents. As if I had anything to do with it. I don’t know if you are happy with your heritage. There is nothing you can do about that. Notice it does not say the “memories of the righteous.” It isn’t what you remember. It isn’t your past. It is what you do with your present.
You are establishing how you will be remembered. It does not depend on who your parents were. It depends on who you are. That is part of the glory of grace. We all know the verse,
(Romans 8:28 KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Does that mean that everything is wonderful? No. Does it mean that everything you will do will generate pride? No. It means that God can take anything that happens to you and sanctify it through the miracle of grace and produce good. That is His contribution. We work on obedience and holy living. He can take us and transform us into His likeness.
So? What kind of memories are you going to leave today? That you have some control over. Will the day be spent in repentance and love or in self-seeking and pride. Ask God to help you see how your are walking and if you need to change, get to it.