March 26, 2020
There is much to be thankful for in this turbulent time. First and foremost, we can be thankful for our salvation accomplished by the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Although He was sinless, He came to die in the sinners (our) place. By trusting in Him in faith we are covered in His righteousness so we stand before a holy God forgiven & justified (declared innocent) in Christ.
Because of that fact we can be thankful for inheritance that is ours in Christ that is everything our earthly inheritances are not. 1 Peter 1:4 says we have “an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” We are actually heirs of God and co-heirs with Jesus. Rom 8:16-18 says “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children, then heirs– heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” Our present trials are minor in light of our future inheritance so let’s continue to be thankful!
Love in Christ, Neil