Your True Inheritance

How do I respond to the good grace of God and recognize my true inheritance?

Bless God the Father who has set up your inheritance for you. A few years back, we had our wills done. If something unexpected happens to us, our kids won’t get rich but there will be a little provision for them. I know my one daughter will be very thankful that at some point [hopefully a long way off] she inherits my comic book collection. 

 

In a previous post, I mentioned how Jesus is our true retirement—our true Sabbath rest that awaits us. As you think about riches, bank accounts, 401(k)s, and your finances in general, we need to remember that only what we have in Christ is truly imperishable. Again, there is nothing wrong with wise savings, but even in your saving money, don’t lose sight of your true inheritance. We may not build bigger barns for our riches like the man in the gospels did, but we often open more bank accounts and investments. We think we can plan our safety net for the future when in reality our true safety net is in the LORD alone. He may allow you to have a little nest egg, but that too is his good grace that you dedicate to him.

1Pet. 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

How do I respond to the good grace of God and recognize my true inheritance?

(1) Bless God the Father who has set up your inheritance for you. A few years back, we had our wills done. If something unexpected happens to us, our kids won’t get rich but there will be a little provision for them. I know my one daughter will be very thankful that at some point [hopefully a long way off] she inherits my comic book collection. When our parents make provisions for us and even think of our future (like maybe saving for a wedding or college), as children we are grateful. So too, are you grateful to God? What is the depth of your gratefulness? The depth of your gratefulness will be proportional to the depth of your understanding of the value and the cost of your inheritance. Give thanks and bless God for what you have coming to you as an inheritance.

1 Pet. 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!”

(2) Recognize the action of the Father to bring you to the inheritance. “According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again.” When we wrote our wills a couple years ago, we were seeking to make provision for our kids and their future. My children did not write what they wanted, we were the ones who apportioned where assets should go to take care of our children.

The same is true with God. You bless him because He has caused you to be born again. You were not the first cause or the initiator of the inheritance. You did not walk up to God and say “yes, give me what is mine.” God caused you to be born again. God set forth Christ. God established the plan and then executed the will in the work of Christ. Your inheritance is secure because of His work not because of your reception of it.

John 1:12-13 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

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