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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Four Aspects of Our Inheritance, #7
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. (Psalms 2:8—NIV)
Many of us realize the most precious aspects of life cannot be purchased with money.
So fabulous mansions in the spirit realm are not that desirable after all. The only worthwhile inheritance is people.
We need to pay more attention to the above verse.
God the Father invited the Word to pray to Him. The indicated request is for the inheritance comprising the nations and the ends of the earth.
We are coheirs with Christ. Our inheritance also is the nations and the ends of the earth.
It seems the Word of God, Christ, had to be asked to pray for the nations and the ends of the earth. It may have been a prayer He ordinarily would not have prayed.
The same is true of us. Until God puts on our heart a prayer for the nations and the ends of the earth we might not think of them as being an important aspect of our inheritance. The truth is, after God and Christ Themselves, and life lived in the fullness of the Spirit of God, the nations and the ends of the earth are the most desirable of all possible inheritances.
So often we are urged to go forth and save the sinners throughout the world. This is a worthy exhortation, but God has to make it real to us before it elicits much of a response in us. God has to give us a genuine love for, a burden for some particular group of people before our "call to the nations" becomes more than a burdensome religious duty.
People are the "stones of fire" among whom Satan desires to walk. Satan left the heavens to walk in the earth, because Satan knows far, far better than we that the earth and its people are of much more value than the heavens.
God has to give us of His love for people before we can appreciate the value of this inheritance.
As we stated previously, there is nothing of the creation that is inherently desirable. It is only as God makes it desirable to us that something is truly desirable.
This is very true of people and the ends of the earth. First we have to die to our fleshly desire for people and the earth. Then God brings forth through Christ a desire in us for the people and the earth that He intends to give us for an inheritance. At this point our eyes are opened and we see why God invited Christ to choose the earth and its peoples for His inheritance.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. (Isaiah 60:3-5—NIV)
When the Lord returns, His glory will be seen not only with us but also in us. The saved nations of the earth will see the Glory of God and be drawn to it. Then we will inherit many people. Then our heart will throb and swell with joy, because it is for this inheritance that we have been prepared throughout our Christian life.
To be continued.