Our Promised Inheritance

A colleague of mine excitedly checked her bank account; her dad’s money has been deposited. Her inheritance was in! She turned around to me and said, ‘Kim I’m so happy right now; my inheritance is finally in, and I want to deposit everything in my bond account.’

Yesterday, I met with another friend who shared with me how angry she with at her dad. She had asked him for money from her inheritance and he had refused.

What is our inheritance? 

Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:20 NLT)

I have always believed that the more we own, the more enslaved we become. Our money and everything we have are blessings from God. No matter how much we want to believe that we have achieved our victories by our own might, the truth is that we did not. 

All good things come from above and it is God who gives us good health, strength when we are weak, hope when we are downcast, and opens doors that no man can shut. 

Colossians 3:2 tells us that we should set our minds on things above and not on earthly things. Our ultimate priority should be on eternal things. 

The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. (Matthew 6:21 MSG)

It hit me then how deeply materialistic and self-absorbed we have settled for being. We have become so quick to ask our earthly fathers for everything we need, when our Heavenly Father commands: whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the father may be glorified in the son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14 NIV)

 If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. (John 15:7 NIV) 

Our inheritance is eternal life in the Kingdom of God. [click-to-tweet]

For this is the will of my father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life and I will raise him up on the last day. (John 6:40 ESV)

The Lord is our reward. Only can He fill our emotional, physical, and financial needs. He is our Lord, Saviour and our King.

No matter where you go or who you seek, only Jesus can give us eternal life. [click-to-tweet]

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. When we place our hope and faith in Christ, we will never be left disappointed. [click-to-tweet] The Lord has promised to never leave us and to give us a home in heaven for all eternity. (Romans 10:13 ESV)

That is our inheritance. That is our security.