“And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”
- Ephesians 1:13-14 NLT
“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
- Ephesians 1:18 NLT
From the moment we make the decision to follow Christ, God promises us an inheritance. We did nothing to deserve God's promise. He gave his Son's life to purchase us to be His own. God did this so we would praise and glorify him because he gave us a way of salvation. Without Christ we would be eternally lost. On top of the gift of His Son, He gives us the Holy Spirit as our down payment and guarantee toward eternal life. He then considers us His inheritance. How great is God's love for us that even before we chose to follow Christ, God prepared a plan of salvation that would allow us a way to obtain salvation, have the Holy Spirit to guide us while we live on earth, and eventually, eternal life with Christ the King and God our Father for all eternity.
God loves and cherishes us, God fills us with the light of his word which gives us confidence that can only come from knowing Him. All this occurred because someone shared the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ with us. Lets share the good news with everyone God leads us to so they can obtain God's promise and become His inheritance.
Thank you Heavenly Father for the plan of salvation. Thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit to guide us into your will. Give us boldness to share you goodness with others so they can know the joy of being yours now and forever.