Heirs of God

“… This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” says the LORD.

— Isaiah 54:17

What would an inheritance from God Almighty involve? We are told that it involves all things, whether in this life or the life to come. We have been delivered from death, and we have been given eternal life. In life we have all things. We have been promised by God that He will meet all of our needs in this world, that He will work all things together for our good, and one day He will take us to be with Him in Paradise. There is probably no one who has even the slightest conception of the wonders that God has provided for us—for those who love Him. Truly, it has not “entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for those who love Him” (I Corinthians 2:9).

What must Paradise be like? We know the wonder of this world, the myriad of exciting things that God has given us here. What will it be like there, when there is no more pain, when there is no more sorrow? On earth there are many people who are in pain. There are those who suffer sorrow and heartache over loved ones; there are those who are depressed with problems; there are those who are separated from those whom they love. But then there will be no more separation; there will be no more sickness; there will be no more heartache; there will be no more loss; there will be no more pain; there will be no more death—for the former things will have passed away. That is part of the inheritance God has prepared for those who are His.

Question to ponder:
What do you think of your inheritance?