24 Apr Our Inheritance – 4/24/21
Ephesians 1:10b-11 – “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will.“
What if I told you that you have received an inheritance? What would you hope it would be? This verse says that believers have an inheritance in Christ, and it is far better than anything this world could offer.
First, we do not deserve it. Most people come into their inheritance by the right of their physical birth, but believers receive it in Christ, by being born again into the family of God (John 1:12-13).
Second, it is of incalculable value. It is not earthly or corruptible (1 Peter 1:4), but it is a heavenly one, given to us by God.
Third, it is secured by God. Just as He works all creation to His end, He works to bring us to His inheritance. What He has purposed, He will bring to pass.
God has bestowed this inheritance upon us in Christ. Let us rejoice in this truth and the hope that it brings!
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us this inheritance in Christ! Undeserving as we are, we glorify You for Your free grace in Christ Jesus. Let us come to greater understanding of the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in us. In Christ’s name, amen.