“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”
Psalms 2:8 NIV
Traditionally, a father would provide an inheritance for his children, payable upon his death. These inheritances are often possessions acquired during the lifetime of their father, which his children will inherit after his death. From our anchor scripture, we see the fulfillment of the promise of God awaits Jesus upon His death.
After the fall of man in Genesis 3, God in His grace proposed to redeem the fallen race of man and to return His sovereign rule over all the nations through the finished works of Christ. God’s plan of redemption was to return man’s dominion over the world through Christ, to make the nations His inheritance, and to give Him the ends of the earth as His eternal possession.
Upon the finished works of Christ, God gave the nations to His Son as promised. We are His inheritance. And upon believing this finished works, accepting Christ as your Lord, you became co-heirs with Christ (Galatians 4:7, Romans 8:17).
As God’s children, adopted into His family, we have been assured an inheritance from our Heavenly Father. This heavenly heritage is God’s purpose and will for us (Ephesians 1:11). We receive the promise of our inheritance by hearing the word of truth and believing in Christ (Ephesians 1:13).
This is something beautiful to rejoice about! That even before you knew you needed saving, God made provision. When Christ died, you died with Him, when He was buried, you were buried in Him and when He rose, you rose also. What a Joy! Glory!
What an inheritance the Father has bestowed on us. As believers, we inherit the earth and as such, we are to live as sons of God. This is our reality. This is our heritage.
SAY THIS: Lord Jesus, I am delighted to be your inheritance and to serve in your kingdom. The eyes of my understanding are enlightened always, that I will know what is the hope of your calling, and what are the riches of the glory of your inheritance in the saints. I am adopted into the family of sonship in Christ and I live as such.
Bible Reading Plan: John 13:1-11, 3 John 1-14, Job 20, Daniel 5-6