(I wrote this short devotional a little while ago, but Tuesday, I started a wonderful Bible study on the book of Ephesians, and the whole concept seems fresh again. I wanted to share it with you.)
Ephesians 1:13b-14 “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—“.
My parents are moving across the street from the house they lived in for 17 years. No, it’s not a distant move, but all the same, it has given them an opportunity to get rid of old stuff that was long-since forgotten. It has also made them think about what things they want to save and pass on to their children and grandchildren.
Have you ever received an inheritance? What was it? Who was it from? Did you receive things that are precious to you, or did something you valued very much get given away?
In Romans 8:14-17, the Bible explains that when we believe in Jesus Christ, God adopts us as His own children, making us heirs to all of His riches. A little further down in verse 32, it says, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
When it comes to our inheritance from God through Christ Jesus, we receive everything! Nothing is lost, nothing that we need or long for is withheld. He has given us absolutely everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
The Bible is the full record of everything God has given us through Christ. It’s time to explore your inheritance!
“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, surely I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16