“The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.” (Ps 16:5-6)
Inheritances are funny things. When a loved one passes for this earth, their closest relations are gathered together to hear the reading of the will. Lawyers inform the family members what they will inherit – the specifics of each of their heritage.
This gathering can be particularly insightful when the will is specific. Cousin so-and-so inherits the fine china. Brother Billy is to receive the piano. Miss Margaret is to be given her pick of the oil paintings. Each receives a lot – an inheritance hand-picked by this dearly departed loved one that thoughtfully considers them.
That is what God is offering to us if we will trust Him. Not the life we would choose for ourselves, but the one He would hand-pick for us. Where would He draw the boundary lines of our lives if we give it over to Him? What roads would He have our feet tread and what cups would He have us drink? We’ll never know unless we trust Him, but chances are, the places are more pleasant and the heritage more beautiful than you can imagine.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Col 3:23-24)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites