September 15 – Joint-Heir with Christ

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ…”  Romans 8:16-17a

Have you ever seen a retiree’s car’s bumper sticker that reads: “We’re spending our children’s inheritance”? It usually is affixed to a van or motor home trailering a large boat or some other adult toy. The sight brings a smile to your face, but Proverbs 13:22a says: “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children.” It seems good for a parent to leave some “nest egg” of financial inheritance to his children; but more important to you, as a Christian, is your heavenly inheritance from Father God.

Isn’t it wonderful to know that “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”? (I Corinthians 2:9)

Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you…I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”  (John 14:2-3) Not only do you have an inheritance in heaven, but, as a joint-heir with Christ, you have the Spirit of the Son at work within you HERE and NOW…His love, joy, and peace.

PRAY: “Most generous Father, I do not deserve to be a joint-heir with Christ and hold title to Your abundance. Thank You for making me ONE with You and Your Son.* Amen.”

*John 17:21 (paraphrased)

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