Scripture for Today: Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.”
I am happy I have a husband who plans for the future. Our will and testament have long been written. There is a superstition out there that says that death will quickly follow after drawing up a will. But we are still here!
Throughout Scripture is found the encouraging promise of the inheritance that awaits believers in heaven. Our inheritance is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for us (I Peter 1:4). Everything about that inheritance far outweighs the importance of an earthly inheritance left to the family.
What is so amazing about our verse for today is that God has an inheritance too! The Psalmist is referring to the nation of Israel as God’s chosen people and His inheritance. God has set them apart to be His own special people. However, in the New Testament the Church is also referred to as a holy nation and a special people (I Peter 2:9). Because He has purchased us and shown us mercy, we too are a people set apart for Him. We are His inheritance!
Of course, to obtain an inheritance, a death would precede it. But because I have been bought with a price, I already belong to Him (I Corinthians 6:20). However, I become His inheritance after my own death when I will be forever in His presence! It is incredible that He would think of me that way! This must be why He says in Psalm 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”
Can He really love me that much, that He would call me His inheritance? He tells me,”Yes!” I am His and He is mine.
November 25, 2013 at 10:54 am
How rich we are when we belong to the family of God. xxxooo