Friday, May 22, 2015

Surveying the Boundaries

“You shall not move your neighbor’s boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess...cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary mark. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen’ not move the ancient boundary which your fathers have set” (Deuteronomy 19:14; 27:17; Proverbs 22:28).

I am meditating this morning on the boundary lines of the inheritance given us in Christ from the Father:
  • The Father causes “us to be born again” in Christ so that we will “obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven” (1 Peter 1:3-5).
  • “God has granted [this inheritance] to Abraham by means of a promise...if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise” (Galatians 3:18,29).
  • In Christ “we have obtained an inheritance,” and are “sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is given as a pledge of our inheritance” (Ephesians 1:11-18).
  • We give “thanks to the Father, Who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 3:12-14).
  • The King gives the inheritance of His Father to those who care for His “brothers” (the covenant family of God in Christ) in this world (Matthew 25:34-40).
  • We have been commended “to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified” (Acts 20:32).

It is good.
“The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You support my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;

Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me” (Psalm 16:5,6).

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