Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, (Phil. 3:13 KJV)
Inheritance is the notion or practice of conveying to one the properties that belonged to another. This is the act of transferring the title or ownership of the estate (often) of a departed family member to surviving kinsfolks. The notion is all Cultural, Scriptural and Natural. It is a blessing to have good inheritance.
Inheritance therefore becomes a good and seamless means to being wealthy especially where the transferred item is of immense value. Though it is encouraged that children do not grow up banking on the inheritable properties of their parent but rather focus on building their own lives and acquisitions, inheritance would naturally increase one’s wealth and it grows when properly managed.
Gaining good value of one’s inheritance is as good and cogent as laying up good and lasting inheritance for one’s kin. We shall do well if we receive a great inheritance as we lay up a great inheritance. The material and texture of what is inherited or laid up for an inheritance is the panache of a good and surviving inheritance. The Bible records the wisdom of building a surviving inheritance when it says, “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children:” (Prov. 13:22) but also cautions, “Wisdom is good with an inheritance…” (Eccl. 7:11). Let us awake to what we build for our children and (also) examine what we inherited from our parent. Has it (the inheritance) diminished or increased.
Talking of his own inheritance, David said, “The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” (Psalm 16:5-6).
It is the inheritance of Timothy, (his Godson) that Paul had an insight about; “the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice;…” (2 Tim. 1:5) and He further encouraged the young man; “That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” (2 Tim. 2:14).
Beloved, let us go forward to that inheritance in Christ that fadeth not as the Bible says we have “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 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 1:4-5).