How Does One Become An Heir?

17 Feb

Do you do something special?  Is it earned?

Almost every time you see someone that is an heir, they’re in the bloodline.

Romans 8:16-17 – 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

I never look at myself as anything but a grateful sinner that God loved and allowed me to be saved through the sacrifice of His own blood through His one and only Son.  So when I read those verses I tend to think to myself a grateful sinner who was a lost mess much of my life an heir?

Then it dawned on me.  What earthly son deserved to be the next king on an earthly kingdom?  Isn’t it just because he is next in the bloodline that he qualifies?  Now he may make a great king, but he didn’t do anything accept be the son of the king. 


When we choose Christ as Savior we become children of God.  We are in the bloodline of the King.  Nothing deserved but in this case we do need to choose to become part of that bloodline.

How is an heir of God supposed to act?  In the Spirit, not the flesh.  Seek God and leave the flesh and worldly desires behind.  We have a short time left to work for the King before he returns.  Make it count.


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