So what do we have to look forward to if we make the choice to obey Christ and follow after Him through obedience to His teachings and the guidance of the Holy Spirit? Well we can look at the book of Revelation and get an idea of what heaven will be like. However, Peter tells us the most important part of what we need to know about our lives as believers in Jesus Christ and any possible rewards that may be waiting on those who served God through service to His son Jesus.
“4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. 1 Peter 1:4 (NLT)”
I love the idea that there is an inheritance waiting on me when I get to heaven that is pure and undefiled. Do we understand what that means? When we think about an inheritance in our world today we often associate it with what has been left by a family member upon their death to another family member. This could include money homes land or other forms of property. However, those things will all fade away in one sense or another but not what has been promised to you after accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. What awaits you and me as believers in Christ can never fade or lose its value. It is a permanent treasure that was earned for us through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and his resurrection from the dead.
Paul in his letter to the Colossians discusses this same point in Colossians 1:5;
“5 which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News” Colossians 1:5 (NLT)
God has reserved something better than anything we can imagine for those who will believe in Jesus Christ. Today you r inheritance has been set aside never to be reduced or defiled. This promise is eternal and one we can rejoice in even as the world around us works to drag us down and make us forget the power and might of the one who made us.
Whatever trial you find yourself in today take a few minutes to examine what God has already done for you remembering were he brought you out of and knowing that he has promised never to leave you. Everything that you face today does not surprise God. So today focus on the promise of a priceless inheritance in a time yet to come and know that if you walk in the light of God’s Word one day you will receive what God has promised you. Be blessed as you walk in the light of God’s Word.