My father’s father hand crafted a small yacht. He left it to my father in his will. There was one provision. My grandfather’s brother and his family were to use it until he died. When my father received word that his uncle had passed away, he asked for the boat. He was informed that it had sunk. It was lying on the bottom of the river.

Our eternal inheritance is imperishable. Nothing can destroy it. It cannot be altered or changed in any way. Our inheritance is based on a historical fact that is well documented in the Bible. The foundation of our hope of receiving our inheritance is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

The gospel is summed up this way. Jesus died, was buried, and on the third day he was resurrected. God loved the whole world. Our salvation is based on us personally believing and receiving what Jesus did.

Father, I want to thank you for your amazing gift of everlasting life. Thank you for laying up an inheritance for me that is indestructible. Your love has provided an eternity with you. May I always live in your love and not allow the things of this world to lure me into unprofitable pursuits. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Throughout This Day: Ask God to make your eternal inheritance real to you, such that you rejoice in it more than any earthly pleasure or blessing. How would you describe this eternal inheritance to others? What kind of eternal life is yours in Christ?

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