Numbers 18:20 God Is Your Inheritance

The Lord said to Aaron, “You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them; I am your share and your inheritance among the Israelites.” Numbers 18:20

Getting an inheritance is the desire of a lot of people. This becomes even more true when a person’s parents are very wealthy. Parents will even often desire to set up an inheritance for their children.

Even though people do not like to see anyone pass away, they desire the inheritance. Many will fight over how much inheritance they get when there are multiple siblings.

God told Aaron that he would have no inheritance in the land, because He would be his inheritance.

Any inheritance received is meant to help those who are left behind after one passes away. It is a type of security on this planet among people. The inheritance of the world is only temporary and can wear out, break down, be used up, be stolen and much more.

While many people fight for inheritance, something that is only temporary, believers are not to focus on the temporary inheritance. Every person who has become a believer in Jesus now has an eternal inheritance that cannot fade, rot, be stolen and pass away. He gains God, the provider of everything needed, both now and throughout all eternity.

The receiving of food, clothing and shelter is good, but all are temporary and secondary to what Jesus provides. Jesus brings a person forgiveness of sins and provides eternal life.

Having the greatest physical inheritance that the world can offer is worthless compared to having peace with God, forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Believers must put their trust in God and rely upon His provision and not the temporary provision of the world.

Although you may be getting one someday or already have an inheritance from a loved one passing away, do not focus on that inheritance. Focus upon the inheritance that Jesus has already begun to give you. He will give you all you need and more from now throughout all eternity.

The inheritance of this world will only bring you temporary pleasure and then fade away. God’s inheritance will bring true life and will never fade away. Grab onto and hold onto what God has for you. Trust in what He has for you, rather than the temporary things of this world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what you have in Jesus; that you will see what you inherit in serving God; and that you will trust in the inheritance Jesus has purchased for you.

Ephesians 1:18 Really Know The Hope

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, Ephesians 1:18

Having an inheritance is something that many people have, but don’t always realize what they will be getting. They may know a part of what they will be getting, but often they do not know everything. Some of the information is kept back, until the time the inheritance is handed out.

Sometimes, when a person fully knows what his inheritance is, he will be very excited and anxious to receive it.

Paul prays that the Ephesians will have their eyes opened up to really know the hope that they have and how great the inheritance really is.

Every believer knows that he will be receiving eternal life as a follower of Jesus. While that is great, it is only a small part of what he really is getting.

Prior to stepping into eternal life, the believer will also be receiving all of God’s great power to do whatever needs to be done. He gets God’s authority to trample upon the enemy and turn from all sin.

Not every believer realizes what he is getting. They continue to live in fear and weakness, rather than strength and boldness.

Once one fully realizes the power God is giving him, there is nothing that can hold the believer back in being His witness. Knowing the hope of power and salvation removes all fear of man and instills a boldness to be a true witness to all one meets.

Having this hope and power is something that not just a few believers can have, but every believer possesses. It is an inheritance that goes beyond anything one could ever desire to possess.

Take a moment to realize that Jesus gave you all His authority upon this earth. He has given you a hope that you will live, even if you die. He has given you His strength to accomplish anything He gives you to do.

These are things that can only be seen and realized with spiritual eyes. It cannot always be seen in the physical realm, but by trust and hope.

Allow God to open your eyes to see what you have in Jesus. Then live your life in the eternal hope and power that you have received and are receiving.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will know the power and authority you have in Jesus; that you will be all that God has called you to be; and that you will live in the power and authority of Jesus.