It struck me today, that every single person on the earth will have an inheritance. Every one. The Innocent (those washed in the blood of Christ) will receive an inheritance that endures. A hope filled and bountiful inheritance. An inheritance in the Lord. As one of God’s children.
The wicked also receive an inheritance…an inheritance of death. For the wages of sin are death. I know this is not a popular topic, but we’re past the point of pretense. The lines are being drawn, as I have said many times before.
Let’s look at this portion of scripture. Read it and really absorb what it is saying.
Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever. They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough. But the wicked will die. The Lord’s enemies are like flowers in a field- they will disappear like smoke. Psalm 37:18-22
Very clearly, He describes the two options. We each choose…we’re either part of the family of God or we are living as enemies of the cross. It’s time to stop pretending that every “nice” person goes to heaven. They don’t. There is one, and only one, way to get to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ.
The promises for the godly continue in this Psalm…let’s read and be encouraged.
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing. Psalm 37:23-26
Here we see beautiful promises. Oh, the wonder of God.
I know so many people, like myself, who are currently in a season of awaiting major breakthrough and instruction. We’ve been living on faith and trusting. We’ve been holding onto peace when others tell us we should just move on recklessly. We’ve held to the promise and are believing for the fulfillment. For His glory to shine on our lives in a way that draws the lost to Him. Promises so extreme that the world sees and falls to their knees in praise because only He could do it. Promises that are not more important to our hearts than relationship with Him. We wait. We hope. We believe.
Here in the scripture above it’s reinforced that the waiting will be worth it…He will direct our steps. He delights in every detail. He will never abandon us. We will have enough to loan generously. Our children are a blessing.
I believe it.
I hold onto it and speak life to it.
But I never let it take precedent over my love for Him. I choose Him over it all. Over every promise, hope, and dream. He is my true inheritance. And there you have it…that’s what it is all about. Jesus.
As the above Psalm goes on, there are two more verses I’d like us to read together.
Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever. For the Lord loves justice, and He will never abandon the godly. Psalm 37:27-28
Once again, God is making a plea to the lost…”Choose Me!,” He says. “Choose Me and live forever.”
How gracious our God is, it’s unreal. Then lastly, He reinforces His love of justice and once more, that He will never abandon us.
It’s true, He will never abandon us. Let that soak into your heart like a gentle spring rain. He will NEVER abandon you. You can trust Him to see you through these days…no matter what comes. He is near.