Monday, July 18, 2016

Our Inheritance

And if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:17 

Did you know that you have an inheritance coming? 

The dictionary defines the words heir and inheritance as follows: 

Heir: a person who inherits or has a right of inheritance in the property of another following the latter's death. 

Inheritance: something that is or may be inherited; property passing at the owner's death to the heir or those entitled to succeed; legacy. 

In our culture today, an inheritance is the end result of a legal document called a Last Will and Testament. This document states that the deceased has assigned their possessions (inheritance) to a specific person or persons (heir). If prepared properly, this document is binding and cannot be changed after the writer’s death. 

It serves as a guarantee that when the writer of the will dies, their instructions will be carried out and the designated recipient will receive the inheritance. An inheritance usually comes from a family member and is most often material possessions: money, property, jewelry, furniture, etc. 

As Christians, God is our wealthy Father and we are members of His family. He has loved us, redeemed us, adopted us and made us heirs by His grace. The inheritance we have coming from God is greater than anything we can imagine and nothing on earth compares! 

That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7 

Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatians 4:7 

Who are we according to these scriptures?

Romans 8:17 

Titus 3:7 

Galatians 4:7 

Romans 8:17 says we are “joint heirs” with whom? 

Something to Think About: 

Have you ever been named in a will or received an inheritance? If so, how did you feel when you discovered you were an heir? 

What does it mean to you personally to be an heir to the King of 

What does it mean to be a co-heir of Jesus Christ? 

Let's discuss! Leave your comments, questions or prayer requests here on the blog.


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