In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, (KJV)
In Christ also we were made a heritage, (RSV)
In Christ we have obtained an inheritance and look forward to a glorious future. This is no trifling legacy but one that we have been promised by God Himself. This is no ordinary heritage but one that is bountiful in both quality and quantity.
We have been bestowed breathtaking rights and honour as children of the Father. As members of God’s family, we are heirs of riches beyond our power to estimate, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order… that we may also be glorified with Him. Romans 8:17
We have been appointed joint-heirs with Christ – and all that is His is ours also.. for all things belong to You, whether the world or life or death, or things present or things to come; all things belong to You, 1Cor.3:21
The glories that await us are nothing to do with our merit – but all to do with Christ, and He Himself prayed to the Father that we might share in the riches of His glory. He desires everything connected with His glorified life to be our portion as well. He who is to sit on the eternal throne of David has chosen us to share in His rule. He has appointed us a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and we will reign with Him on the earth. Revelation 5:10
In Christ, we have obtained a glorious heritage and anticipate a glorious future.. but in Christ we are also made to be His precious heritage – for we are His trophies – for Christ Himself is to receive His own special reward – as promised of the Father.
We are His precious purchased possession; His very own heritage; His rare jewels, but we are also made to be His heritage so that He will be glorified in all His saints. He will be regarded with wonder on that day by all who have believed, including you, because you believed. 2 Thessalonians 1:10 We, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, are to be to for the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:12
It staggers the mind that we who once were at enmity with God should-be so honoured. We who have received the riches of His grace are also to receive the riches of His glory.. yet this is the Son’s dear desire – that we should share in His joy and see His glory.
It astounds our soul and amazes our heart that we should be so blessed and honoured.. but what God has sovereignly purposed God will surely, sovereignly bring to pass – for all that God has purposed has its central hub and outer circumference in Christ.
Let us marvel at the enormity of our inheritance in Christ and our glorious future. Let us ponder on the extravagant grace that God shows to all who trust in Jesus. Let us wonder and praise and worship the one Who has seated us in heavenly places.. IN CHRIST.
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