Glory Seed Devotional’s 2018 Experiencing Jesus, the Prelude to Life
Discovering the knowable God…
You are God’s greatest masterpiece!
“And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.” (1 John 4:16) “Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:5–6)
LORD You are OUR portion and OUR cup of Blessing; You hold OUR future. The boundary lines have fallen for US in pleasant places indeed, WE have a beautiful inheritance.” Paul writing to the Ephesians identified the “beautiful inheritance.” “He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ as a plan for the right time—to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him. In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will,” (Ephesians 1:9–11)
“In Him we have also received an inheritance…” Is Paul saying Jesus is our inheritance or his he saying within Jesus’ legacy lies our inheritance? My first thought was Jesus was our inheritance, however the verse reads “In Him…” So then if our inheritance is in Jesus’ legacy what do you suppose it is? In seeking an answer we’ll find ourselves “up to our neck” in the “heart” of God. If we were prioritize our list of answers at or near the top would be this, “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16–17)
It doesn’t take a “rocket scientist” to figure out that Jesus is telling us God Loves us so much He wants us to spend eternity living with Him that He “pulled out all the stops” by sending Jesus to see that we receive our inheritance at the right time. A few verses later Paul tells us the Holy Spirit is our down payment on our inheritance. In other words the Holy Spirit is supposed to not only keep us in touch with God, but also the Source whereby God Blesses us with the necessary “stuff” to see we receive the fullness of our inheritance.
God, I am Your greatest masterpiece!
“The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. You will not despise
a broken and humbled heart, God.” (Psalm 51:17)
Grace and PEACE,
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