By Stan Brown
Ephesians 1:18c what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
The eyes of our hearts have been opened. Paul wants us to know and understand three things that greatly impact how we live out our lives as believers. The first fact that Paul wants us to understand is the hope of His calling which we discussed yesterday. The second fact is that we as believers are His inheritance. Because of the praise of the glory of His grace (v.6), the Father to whom all glory belongs (v.17) will receive the glory of His inheritance in the saints (v. 14) that is described as God’s own possession (14). As believers, we belong to God right now. He has purchased us with the blood of the Son. We are His inheritance.
We, as believers, constitute the abundant and glorious wealth of God’s inheritance. In verse fourteen, Paul spoke of our inheritance that is sealed by the Holy Spirit. This includes a magnificent array of blessings. The inheritance described now is unfathomable. Here he refers to believers, meaning you and me, as God’s inheritance. This inheritance will be fully received by God when we all meet Jesus in the air. After the Judgment Seat of Christ where rewards will be in view, God will prepare a feast that will celebrate His inheritance. “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints (Rev. 19:7-8).
We will be His forever, “They will be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him (Mal. 3:17).” We will rejoice in the freedom that belonging to Him brings, “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall (Mal. 4:2).”
Paul desires that we might come to know God in a personal and intimate fashion. He wants this relationship to grow over time. We are extremely valuable to God. He has purchased us with the most valuable commodity possible, the blood of His Son. We are His inheritance. We belong to Him. God wants fellowship with us right now. We must take the time to get to know Him better each day. We are to the praise of His glory. Amen and Hallelujah!!!