Thursday, May 7 2020 Devotional
"...𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚." Titus 3:7
An heir to a fortune might not have a lot of spending money. He might actually look like he’s living in poverty, or he might have just enough of a trust fund income to cover his basic needs - and the knowledge that if he really needs more for a special reason he can always ask for it.
But none of that matters, because he’s actually rich. He lives day to day knowing that he will eventually be coming into possession of enormous wealth. He lives in that hope - the certainty of something that lies in the future; it hasn’t happened yet but it undoubtedly will.
Not that he wants to hasten the day when he takes possession of it all. After all, that would require a painful experience; the death of a loved one. But what’s the rush? It’s certain to come when the time is right.
So the heir is free to focus on managing whatever he has with wisdom. He has no need to fear, because he’s actually rich. He can be generous, knowing that ”there’s more where that came from.”
Justified by God’s grace in Christ, you have become a child of God, an heir to the King of the Universe. You live in the hope - the absolute certainty of a future event, when you will come into full possession of your Indescribable inheritance.
No hurry. After all, death - your own - will open the door to your inheritance. Meanwhile, you are free to focus on managing what you have been given today. You can be kind and generous because you know ”there’s much more where that came from.”
𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘴, 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.
Pastor Dan Giles