We are in 1 Peter in our current sermon series, and today we talked about the inheritance that will never perish, spoil, or fade.
When we think of an inheritance, we often think in terms of things - and appropriately so, when we are talking about earthly inheritances from human relatives, I guess.
I was thinking today, though, that maybe God wants me to inherit from Him a few items that are not "things." His compassion for the suffering, His care for the widow and the orphan, His provision for the needy - His character and nature.
If I am His family, should I not inherit that? If my identity is in Christ, then his character is my inheritance.
May I show it to be so.