Our Vast Inheritance!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Genesis 15:2a – But Abram said, “O Sovereign Lord, what ca you give me since I remain childless ad the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
There are moments of unbelief even in the hearts of the most ardent believers. This is because we are human and have a heart which is desperately wicked. Even after reading and hearing from the eternally secured Word, we tend to drift away from believing the promises of God. Our human mind is susceptible to unbelief. The circumstances and situations push us into unbelief. Our faith is often seen to be contrary to scientific thinking. The people around us throw seeds of unbelief into our hearts. Our culture is powerful with its superstitions. We give more weight to trend and probability than to the Word of God. But our God comes back in His grace to tell us that His Word will never lose its power. He reminds us that He will not go back on His promises. He is not a God who says one thing and does another thing. What He says He will definitely fulfill. But it seems Abram failed to realize that God offered Himself as Abram’s inheritance. Anything tangible that God gives is not as valuable as God Himself. All things that God gives other than His salvation will pass away in this world. Suffice it when God makes Himself our inheritance. The Person of God is far more than anything that we could ever desire or demand. But When God gives Himself to us as our eternal inheritance, we should be satisfied with Him and should never ask for anything more. If we are satisfied with Him, we should not allow ourselves to murmur against Him. Along with Him, God gives us all that we need to keep on loving and living for Him. The complaint by Abram should challenge us to examine ourselves to see to it that we are content with God and all the blessings that come along with Him. He has blessed us with all the blessings of the heavenly places which ought to satisfy us. But if you complain, God would still honor your weak faith and reinforce His promises with personal reassurance. Today God wants to remind us that we are so precious to Him to the extent to which He has given Himself to us as our great inheritance. So we would lack nothing in this life and that which is to come.
Dear reader, are you buffeted by doubts and confusions about the promises God has given us in His Word? These promises are far above the level of human mind to understand. When God gives us Himself as our inheritance, it is far more than any material blessings that we envisage. But God wants us to understand that when we have Him, we have everything that we would ever want. In Him, we have all the best that we would ever have. In Him, we have everything at present, all through our life here on earth and all through eternity. No one has seen or heard or fully fathomed the depth, breadth and vastness of all that are our inheritance all through our lives. When the greatest inheritance is given to us, it would include all the mundane that we need for our daily lives. Not only that, the God of Eternity also guarantees all that we need for our present life in order to serve Him and live as His witnesses here on earth. Realization of this truth ought to challenge us to live above the mundane things in life and keep desiring to possess the great inheritance of God in His character and attributes. It ought to take away all anxieties and worldly concerns from our hearts and fill us with the confidence that we have all that we need here on earth. So our concern ought to be to see how we can live each day of our lives without anxiety and fear of the unknown future and to cast all our cares on our God who is our inheritance here and now. Today let this realization reassure us to perennially depend on our God without the shadow of doubt, confusion and unbelief.
Matthew 8:26 – (Jesus) replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”
Thought for Today
The knowledge of the vastness of the inheritance we have in God will drive out all our fears, anxieties, doubts, confusions and unbelief.
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