I read this before I went to bed last night and was wondering about the whole heir thing. It is easy to think that the heir doesn’t get his inheritance until the estate owner dies. But there is more to it that that! How many people do you see in the news that are the heir to some great fortune, and have all kinds of exploits of living large?Even better‚Äìin ancient times, in a kingdom or in a rich power-holder’s household, where was the power? First and foremost, it would be the ruler, the king, the duke, the sultan, the sheik, etc. The next most powerful person in the place? THE HEIR. The next in line to the throne has full access to all of the wealth of the king, but none of the responsibility of keeping it. He didn’t earn the family fortune, but someday he will be the one responsible for it. Until then, he enjoys the benefits of the kings riches without the pressure to keep it, earn it, or use it.He doesn’t have to think about whether he should defend his border against Belgium. He doesn’t have to expand his territory past the borders of the Mongols, that is all the king’s job. As the heir, he need only concern himself with the love of his father, which was never earned, but born into by the grace of his parents.So isn’t that just like the full wisdom of God? All of His riches of glory are available to me, but I don’t have to defend them or protect them or expand them! I don’t have to figure out how to put a strong wall around my salvation and redemption, that’s my Dad’s job. He is the King, and I’m in the family. And since He’ll NEVER DIE, I get to enjoy my inheritance forever! If He were to die, then I would have to budget my inheritance, or protect it, but since He lives forever, He continues to INCREASE my inheritance and keep it.Here’s another part. I used to work at a bank and work on the software that printed up the IRA documents. There would always be a hang-up, and yes, I even had bank branch managers call me about this, when they wanted to divide the beneficiaries 3 ways equally. You could put 33% into each field, but that only adds up to 99%. You could put in 33.33% (it only went to 2 decimals) but it would still be unbalanced. Would you believe the children, the heirs of the IRA, would argue about who got to be 34% on the form, and which other two were 33%!? There would be arguements, more than once, about who was the favorite child, and who got the most, etc‚Äìall while the IRA person was sitting right there!Ok, enough of man’s foolishness, look at God’s wisdom. How much more enjoyable is it to give away your inheritance to your children while they are alive, so you can see them enjoy it? If left to themselves, they would be greedy and selfish, but when it is doled out by the owner, there is peace. God is just that way, He gives out our inheritance every day, and when we would complain that others are getting too much, He says, “don’t I have a right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous.” and we see that we’ve been given more than we deserve ourselves.I am happy to be an heir that will never receive my inheritance through a will, but through His Will, He gives it to me every day.[ratings]
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