“You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from the nations.” Leviticus 20:24
A people troubled and vexed by various trials were given hope by the promise God gave them. He didn’t just paint a good picture, He gave them a sure word. His word was a beacon of light to the lost and wandering people of Israel. Though they had to trudge through wilderness, they finally did see the Promised Land that God had promised them.
When life is laden with sorrows and heartbreaks we have with us the Word of God, the promises and the hope that God alone can give us. We may have to trudge with pain some more than we would like to but God doesn’t let that pain overcome us. He knows just how much we can take. He knows how that suffering will strengthen us and cause us to become a blessing to others in need.
God’s blessing cannot be compared to anything in the world. It is one of a kind and separate and superior compared to everything the world can offer. The land He promised us is a place of joy and peace and happiness. In the shelter of God’s love is a life of abundance and goodness.
When we decide to stand up with and for God, we may have to pay a price. Whatever be the price it is nothing compared to the inheritance we have in God. The wealth of the world is nothing compared to the wealth of God’s riches in glory. What would you choose – an inheritance of property that will pass away or an inheritance that will last through eternity?
“Dear Jesus, I thank You for setting me apart from the world and giving me an inheritance that is forever, Amen.”