INHERITANCE

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Daily Reading: Isaiah 25:1-28:13 ESV, Galatians 3:10-22 ESV, Psalm 61:1-8 ESV, Proverbs 23:17-18 ESV

Daily Verse: “For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.” (Galatians 3:18 ESV)

KLERONOMIA (2817): “A lot, properly “an inherited property, an inheritance,” It is always rendered inheritance in NT, but only in a few cases in the Gospels has it the meaning ordinarily attached to that word in English, i.e., that into possession of which the heir enters only on the death of an ancestor.  In Gal 3:18, “if the inheritance is of the Law,” the word “inheritance stands for “the title to the inheritance.”[1]

Inherited property.

As Christ-followers, we receive salvation as our inheritance, not given by law but by faith.  Our reward “imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (1 Pet. 1:14).  As a deposit for what will come, God gives us the Holy Spirit.

When my mother died, she had a property that her children inherited.  In Old Testament, leaving property to your heirs had specific laws and guidelines.  Tangible inheritance in this world won’t last, as with all material things.  But the salvation we receive from Jesus lasts for eternity.

Eternal inheritance.

Experiencing God’s salvation gives us an eternal inheritance no one can take away.  The peace that surpasses all understanding only comes through Jesus.  Baring our souls to the Creator, acknowledging our sinful ways, and accepting His unending grace refreshes your life like none other.

Applying Christ’s grace to my life helps me share it with others.  If I speak harshly to my husband because I’ve had a bad day, God helps me make things right.  First, I will feel convicted by my actions and tone.  Internally acknowledging my bad behavior helps me take the next step, apologizing to Ron. 

Moving forward from the moment means trying not to repeat the same mistake. Learning more and more about Jesus helps me change how I react and respond. However, if I do, I know God’s grace will correct my course once again. 

Our eternal inheritance from God not only impacts our life after death but the here and now.  Your place in history happens in an ongoing eternity, one God controls.  Let Him lead the way as you passionately pursue Jesus.


[1] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p.140) Thomas Nelson

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