There’s a couple of verses in the Bible that say I can know I’ll receive from the Lord “the reward of the inheritance”. I don’t feel like I deserve any inheritance, but thankfully it doesn’t depend on how I feel.
No, I don’t feel like I “serve the Lord Christ” very well. Do you ever (or always) feel like that? I mean…I know I write my daily articles here on my website and most of them are about Biblical truth…but I also feel like I daily let God down. I disappoint Him with my selfishness, or my neglect of prayer, or my wavering thoughts, or a variety of other human weaknesses.
So, why should I ever expect some sort of reward of the inheritance when I’m not a very dependable son?
I believe I’ve been given the gift of words and music, and I’ve squandered far too much of it away on nothingness for far too many days. As I approach (and enter) those “silver” or “golden” years I often wonder if I’ve passed the prime…lost the gifts.
Then, like today, a verse from God’s words will pop up…either in my Bible app or on a website or social media post…and remind me that His promises aren’t contingent on my merit.
Whew! I really need to know that, own that, remember that, and be grateful. I have a living, loving, personal God who wants me to live forever. And He’s made a place where I can go and live forever, without worry of troubles, tribulations, dying, and death. I wish everyone could have the assurance I feel in that. Do you have it?
Are you unsure whether your future is eternal or not? Do you wonder where you’ll go or if you’ll even exist after your body expires? Do you wish you could also have a reward of the inheritance mentioned in the Bible? Well, if you’re not sure, like anything else in life you’re unsure about, you should check into it. If it’s even a remote possibility, doesn’t it deserve a closer look?