What we receive through inheritance is more than just the physical. Our biological parents have contributed to our genetic makeup – for good and for bad, even our tendency towards certain illness as well as other physical or mental challenges. Our parents had no control over what we “received” – they just created a person.
And we inherited it all.
Some of what we “inherit” may not be the best but we learn to live with it and work through it.
When we inherit the “stuff” of someone when they die, it might be a favorite object, a sum of money, or a plot of land. It might be useful and usable. It might be something that takes a lot of work to “discover”. Sometimes the items of an inheritance are overwhelming. Unwanted. Misunderstood.
The concept of inheritance is mentioned quite a bit in Scripture. What God has provided for us can also can be overwhelming. Unwanted. Misunderstood.
Growing in my understanding of my spiritual inheritance helps keep me more centered in my daily life. I am here on this earth for such a short time and eternal considerations should have more of my focus!
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. [1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV]
Blessings as you explore your inheritance!
Disclaimer: I am not a biblical scholar or a pastor. For more detailed understanding of the ways of God, please visit with your pastor or priest if you are a part of a church body. If you don’t have a church home, ask someone you know and trust if they have a Christian church they recommend and get connected.