… to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that does not fade away, kept in heaven for you, …
— 1 Peter 1:4
I was talking recently in my office to a young lady who had just accepted Christ. I told her that she was now the child of God and that she was, furthermore, the heir of God. I said, “Do you realize that you have just become an heiress?”
She looked very puzzled, so I opened my Bible to the New Testament and showed her the front page which had the heading on it, “The New Testament of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” I said, “Did you notice the word? This is the last will and testament of Almighty God, and you have become His heir. You are written into God’s will. The Bible says that we are the heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.”
Well, it would be, I suppose, a great thing to be written into the will of some fabulously wealthy man. However, my friends, we have something more marvelous than that. We are written into the will of God, if we have received Jesus Christ and we belong to Him. We are the heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. All things are ours; whether in this life or the world to come (see I Corinthians 3:21-23), and we know that “My God shall supply all of your needs out of His riches in glory” (Philippians 4:19).