The Christian Inheritance
The issue of inheritance crossed my mind lately as a Christian. The droning of its attention was attendant on what, not long ago, a Christian brother shared with me. “I had lost all hope in every area of life, through and through,” he told me. “To commit suicide was even not a promising choice as one is expected to know what one’s driving force is,” he concluded.
The story has it that every one of his attempts to secure what to be doing ended up in quizzical quagmire. He spoke to people who would appear to be sympathetic who would all too soon renege on their promises upon the young man’s appearance at places he was on appointment. “These people don’t ever seem to know that it is always worse than difficult for me to source for transport fares to come to their offices,” he once grumbled aloud with tears rolling down his eyes.
Reluctantly, one afternoon, he reached for his Bible. He closed his eyes and requested God to lead him to a passage that would expressly address his predicament. “Blind opening” you may wish to call it. “Behold I opened to Psalm 47 and began to read from the first verse and by the time I got to the fourth verse I was done” he enthused.
“O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the Excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.”
What can hook your attention and kick you into meditation is: “He shall choose our inheritance for us.” That’s pretty interesting. God’s promise in this passage is very clear. When He chooses our inheritance who is the satanic attorney that can challenge Him? None! Instantaneously I directed his eyes to the sentence before that: “He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.” What a powerful promise for the Christians! My brethren, claim it.
God shows up and subdues all that would appear to be insurmountable just when man concludes that his problem is terminal and hopeless. He watches on and waits for you to recognize and acknowledge that you need Him. When you do so in all sincerity of your heart He steps in, in His majesty, wisdom and might He takes perfect control of the raging situation.
You may recall Job’s ordeal. Because he had unshakeable faith in God he received double the wealth and affluence he had before his unpleasant experience. It is only God that can act and react with such precision and accuracy. Christians, remember this always that your inheritance is in God, the one that is called the Rose of Sharon.
By E. Ikhofua.