After touring a beautiful mansion this week, and seeing all the elegant material possessions that money can buy, it's hard not to wonder what it would be like to be wealthy, and have everything one could ever possibly need or want in life.
The reality is, however, earthly wealth is temporary, because eventually mortal life ceases and all possessions and treasures have to be left behind. "For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it." "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it...". [I Timothy 6:7 & Psalm 24:1] We are only stewards of what really belongs to God.
I'm not wealthy by this world's monetary standards, but how inspiring to be reminded this week that when I sought forgiveness of my sins through Jesus, God's Son, the Bible declares I became a child of God - an heir to the King of kings, and Lord of lords! I not only get the benefit of a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe in this life, but I'll be the beneficiary of a home in Heaven, and an eternal life too.
I don't know what Heaven is going to be like, but I know it's going to be awesome! Scripture says: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." [I Corinthians 2:9] And the best part of God's "inheritance plan" is that it's for everyone who believes in Him, and accepts His gift of salvation.
May God bless your week!