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An Inheritance

December 10, 2018

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An Inheritance

Have you ever received  an inheritance?     Maybe it was in the form of land,  a house,  money,  or some other item  that was special to you  and the deceased.     Some of the little special things we’ve inherited  include World War II memorabilia,  marbles my Dad received for Christmas  during the time he spent  in an orphanage  in the late 1800’s,  books,  cuff links,  hat pins,  pictures,  keys,  crocheted items,  etc.,  all from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.     To me,  it’s all nostalgic  and brings back many memories,  so I enjoy displaying these items  in a curio cabinet.

None of this “stuff” will have the same value  to whoever inherits our belongings  after we die.     All of this inheritance will continue  to deteriorate  and will soon be gone forever.     We can’t take any of it  with us  upon our death.     As Job 1:21 says,

Naked I came  from my mother’s womb,    
And naked I shall return there.    
The LORD gave  and the LORD  has taken away.    
Blessed be the name  of the LORD.

The point is  that there is nothing  on this earth  that we get to keep forever…….  EXCEPT……. for our promised inheritance  from God Almighty.     The apostle Peter talks  about our special,  reserved  inheritance  in 1 Peter 1:3-5,

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  who according to His great mercy  has caused us  to be born again  to a living hope  through the resurrection of Jesus Christ  from the dead,  to obtain  an inheritance  which is imperishable  and undefiled  and will not fade awayreserved in heaven for you,  who are protected  by the power of God  through faith   for a salvation  ready to be revealed  in the last time.

We do have  “an inheritance”  that will never rot away  or get defiled  by the sins  in this world.     Neither will this inheritance ever fade away  into oblivion.     It’s actually “reserved  in heaven  for you.”      That means our names have been appointed  to receive this wondrous inheritance  because of our faith  in the merits  of Jesus Christ.

This inheritance is worth more  than everything  in the whole wide world  because it is  “imperishable  and undefiled  and will not fade away.”     The whole world is going  to perish — and this world certainly is defiled  with all sorts  of gross sins.     But,  our inheritance  from God  will last forever and ever and ever,  in purity  and holiness.     There will be no end  to all the joys  for every single person  who puts their faith  in Jesus Christ,  as our Savior  from sin.

We are to continue living  as God’s dear children  and He will protect us  in the true faith  until we reach our heavenly home — our inheritance.

We can enjoy  whatever blessings God allows us  here on earth,  but in the same breath,  we need  to always remember  that  everything here  is a passing thing.     There’s no sense  in setting our hearts  on  anything  in this world.     The only worthwhile thing we have  is our salvation  in Jesus Christ.     That will never  “fade away.”

Joyfully holding  onto our faith,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for preparing our inheritance  for us  in heaven  and proving the trustworthiness  of Your promise  to bring us home.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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