Now then, on to this business about our inheritance. The bottom line? Hope. Riches. Power. You’re a child of God, an heir, and this is what He has for you.
Stop for a moment and let that sink in. Hope. Riches. Power.
Wow. Does any one of those three things get you excited? Maybe all three of ’em?
Here’s the Scripture:
I needed to know three things. I needed to know exactly what hope God offers. I wanted to know what riches God promises. And what’s this about great power for us who believe?
Oh, yes. There was one more thing I wanted to know: How does all that become visible in my life?
I desperately wanted to know. And so I went searching, listening to learn what God says. It is amazing how much the Scriptures tell us about these things, and how often — when you’re looking — you can see hope, riches, and power pouring into your life.
That is the purpose of these little posts, to remind us constantly who we are and what we have been given as children of God, to keep us alert to the presence of God in our lives, to help us know our Father better.
The word inheritance carries the idea of “maybe something, sometime.” But wouldn’t it be wonderful to have access to and benefit from your inheritance now? Will the children of God have only some future reward, an inheritance coming some other day in another realm of golden streets and no night?
So here’s my question. I know the whole body of Scripture says these things are for the children of God today, here and now. But I can’t put my finger on one or two verses in particular that promise us the inheritance is not only coming in the future, but is also for our lives this very moment.
Help me out here, and tell us what Scripture assures you that our inheritance of hope, riches, and power is for us today.
Scripture: Eph 1:18-19a (NIV)