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An Incorruptible Inheritance

Posted on: 7-15-112016

“…to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you…” 1 Peter 1:4

Over the course of the last two years, we have suffered the loss of several family members. In fact, just a few days ago, we received the call that my sister-in-law had passed away. Through these losses, we are reminded that death is imminent.  Unless the Lord comes back, each of us will face death.  As I get older and am faced with my own mortality, I find myself thinking a lot about what I will leave behind.  When all is said and done, what will I have left my children and grandchildren that is truly valuable?  What will I have left for them that is a true treasure?  Material possessions may be nice, but they will eventually fade away.  Money may benefit them for a time, but it can be exhausted.  I want to leave them something that will help them all the days of their lives and even on into the lives of those to come after I am gone.  There is only one thing that I can do for them that is eternal and that is leave them an inheritance built on Jesus Christ.  He alone can never be used up or worn out.  He alone can help them all the days of their lives.  He and the things built on His foundation are the only things that will never fade away.  In Him, we all have an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled waiting for us in heaven.  We just have to make sure we pass that inheritance on to those around us.

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