Unmerited Inheritance

Do you know what your inheritance will be? Have you thought about it? Will you inherit a family business? Will your inheritance be a life insurance policy? Will you have no inheritance at all? There is one inheritance that can be guaranteed.

Some of us will receive a large inheritance. Others of us may receive a small inheritance. While some will receive no inheritance at all. There is a sadness that comes with the inheritance. Our inheritance only comes to us when someone dies.

Most of us either don’t think about our inheritance or don’t want to think about our inheritance. We don’t typically want to think about losing a loved one. We would much rather have them with us than gain the monetary value of an inheritance.

Much like our earthly inheritance, our eternal inheritance required a death. Jesus was required to leave heaven, come to earth, and die for our sins. The good news is He, being our perfect sacrifice, also rose again to take the throne of God and be our perfect advocate in heaven.

As stated in our passage today, we are saved through a rebirth by the Holy Spirit who is poured out on us by God. This is the fulfillment of the promise Jesus made while He walked this earth (John 14:16). The Holy Spirit is not only poured out on us, but he lives within us. He is the Spirit of God. Jesus is God. Therefore, we say that Jesus (or God) is always with us.

God justifies us by his grace. He does this through the working of the Holy Spirit within us and the sacrifice of Jesus. His grace is a gift. God grants us His grace out of His amazing love for us. We cannot earn it and we do not deserve it. Yet God gives it to us freely when we accept His Son as our Lord and Savior.

Through our rebirth and the gift of God’s grace, we are given an inheritance that money cannot buy—eternal life with God. Only God has the power to grant this inheritance. We must decide to accept it or deny it. May we decide to accept the wonderful gift God is willing to give us.

I pray we all decide to accept God’s gift. I pray we are reborn through the Holy Spirit. I pray each one of us accepts Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Accept God’s gift. Be reborn. Carry God with you at all times. Gain an eternal inheritance.

Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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