As I have mentioned before, the ladies at our church are doing Beth Moore’s “The Inheritance” as our summer study and it is fantastic.
It is based on Ps. 16:5-6: “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.”
We have been learning that God has an inheritance far beyond anything we can imagine waiting for His people…the biggest and most important of which is HIMSELF. He IS “our very great reward” (Genesis 15:1)
Last week, Beth taught something that was absolutely breathtaking and astonishingly true: just as He is our inheritance…we are HIS!!!
She referenced three Scriptures in particular:
The Lord’s portion is His people.–Deuteronomy 32:9
The Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be a people of His own inheritance, as you are to this day.—Deuteronomy 4:20
And a New Testament reference: …”…by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).” –Ephesians 1:18
The notes in my study Bible say the following: ” The inheritance here is not the Christian’s inheritance, but God’s. This indicates how precious His people are to God. They are, so to speak, what He looks forward to enjoying forever.”
Let this knowledge settle deep into your heart today: You are His beautiful inheritance! He will enjoy you forever, just as you will enjoy Him.
What a glorious destiny!
Now to Him who is able to keep you without stumbling, slipping, or falling and to present you unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation (with unspeakable, ecstatic delight)—to the one and only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, splendor, majesty, might and dominion, and power and authority, before all time now and forever…Jude 24-25