Posted by: bshelley | November 23, 2008

Heirs

treasure-chestToday’s Verse: Galatians 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. NKJ

The apostle Paul is making a plea to those who, having tasted God’s grace and received pardon for sins in Christ, would be looking to take back on the burden of the Law. In the midst of his ardent pleas is this beautiful promise for all God’s children. It is interesting how people react when they receive a large sum of money from a parent or relatives will. I have seen them do everything from giving larges sums to mission work to buying a corvette. I used to get frustrated when I was younger that people who made about the same salary as I did or less were buying bigger houses than we could afford. I commented on that once to a Realtor friend and they replied that I would be surprised how many of those had actually received the down payments or large sums from parents or inheritances from relatives. I likely struggled with a bit of petty jealousy, but ultimately got over it. Not that my parents did not bless me more than once with helpful and generous financial gifts, but it is a fleshly struggle to be happy for someone elses good fortune regardless of what we say out loud. We are, in Christ, no longer slaves to sin. Rather, we are daughters and sons of God sealed with the very presence within of His Holy Spirit. Even greater is that we are, because of our saving relationship with Jesus, fellow heirs. Heirs of what? Let’s just review. We are then heirs of a portion of Christ’s glory in heaven. We are heirs of eternal presence in God’s home and His very self. We are heirs of transformed bodies that never hunger, grow old or get sick. We are heirs of eternal fellowship with all those who are in Christ as brothers and sisters. Who needs a rich uncle? We are heirs of the greatest treasure ever known to man. Praise God!

May God richly bless your heart as you seek His.

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  1. You say it so well!


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