His Inheritance

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We look forward with eagerness of our inheritance as believers in Jesus Christ.  It is the ultimate hope that we will spend our eternity in heaven, out of this world and with the Savior.  Any temporal inheritance, riches or reward pales in comparison.

We obtain this inheritance only by the gift of the perfect sacrifice by Jesus for our past and future sins as propitiation for God’s required justice.  It is this promise that leads us to dependence on Him as none of us can obtain the inheritance by any self-effort or merit.

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

As we contemplate what lies ahead in wonder and anticipation, it would stand to reason that this knowledge  should impact our behavior today.  Gratefulness for His gift of mercy and grace, fear toward His holiness, majesty and power and urgency in response in obedience to One so faithful and loving in providing hope for us, would be logical responses to what He has done on our behalf.

That is why we relate to one another in love: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” (1John 4:7).    It is our common inheritance!

Have you considered that God is looking forward to His inheritance?    His inheritance is us, the saints!  Consider:  “I pray that  the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18).

It seems that not only did His perfect sacrifice make it possible for the gift of our inheritance, but also made way for us, as unholy, sinful beings to be united with Him in His presence in eternity for His inheritance. 

This astounding revelation should give us pause.  Think this:  that the God of the universe would  willingly die as a sacrifice to Himself, for Himself!  And we are the beneficiaries!  We who are not worthy, who have been rebellious and unfaithful, He wants for Himself.  He did it for His gain!

Wow!

It also seems that this should cause us to pause again to consider and wonder at the awesome goodness and character of our God.  Amazing.

“For the Lord’s portion is His people” (Deuteronomy 32:9).

Pray and praise Him in Gratefulness for what He has done.

 

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