Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Who Controlls Your Inheritance

1 Peter 1:3-5
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Yesterday I read a story about a man, and I forget his name so lets call him John.  John had about $400,000 in a 401k that he wanted to leave to his children when he passed away.  On the dispursement form, he wrote down "dispersed according to my will."  Which seems like a good idea.  He put how he wants everything doled out in his will, and he pointed everything to his will.  All is good, right?  Wrong. It seems that isn't an officially recognized way to fill out that form, and his wife at the time (who married him 2 months before he died) got everything and the kids are left high and dry. 

That is a tragic story, and it would be even more tragic if our inheritance was as corruptible and as easily defiled.  But, our inheritance isn't the fickle earth wealth that is here today and fades like the grass tomorrow.  We have a heavenly inheritance that is imperishable, and undefiled.  We have an inheritance guaranteed by the blood of Jesus, Son of Almighty God.  We have an inheritance that's reserved in heavenly and holy places, where no darkness or corruption can reach.  Our inheritance is guaranteed and controlled by the very word of God.  Praise Him, his word can't be overridden by technicalities.  It's solid.  I'm praying that you'll rest assured that you have a great inheritance waiting for you. 

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