Your Inheritance in Christ
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to Hispurpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
“We have obtained an inheritance,” and it is nothing less than the inheritance of Christ, being called as His bride to be joint heirs with Him! This too is incomprehensible, especially as we consider the sin and rebellion against God that we were delivered from. That He would take us who are deserving of the eternal punishment, death forever, and not only give us eternal life, but willingly share with us His own inheritance, is a love that all of eternity will not be enough time to fathom. It is no wonder that He is forever called the Lamb in heaven as there is not greater revelation of the riches of His grace, His love, and His forgiveness, than what He did for us through His own sacrifice.
As His pledge to us of this inheritance, He has given us His Holy Spirit to live in us now. All of the treasure on the earth is not worth the Holy Spirit that He has so freely given to us. How awesome is our God! How unfathomable are His ways! Surely, man in his most outrageous imagination has not been able to invent a story that is as wonderful as the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. How can we not walk in wonder and awe continually? How can any who know this great truth fail to share it continually? We love because He first loved us, and we share the story of His love because there is no greater story that will ever be told.