Monday, 13 April 2020
Luke 15:11-12 There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property between them.
These verses - the introduction to the parable of he Prodigal Son - may grate a little, but what are our expectations of inheritance today? Are our parents (or other relatives) going to leave us anything? Are we ever tempted to ask for it now - as a gift some years before death it avoids death duties or inheritance tax? Are we impatient to get our hands on it or know exactly what it is?
Ephesians 1:13-14 In Messiah you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.
God doesn't want us to be uncertain about the inheritance He has planned for us, so he has given us the Spirit now as a fore-taste and a guarantee.