Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | February 2, 2015

Our Inheritance

Today’s devotion comes from Joshua Chapter 16.  Here is a link to this chapter –

I quote only the following verses.

“1 Then the lot for the sons of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east into the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel.  2 It went from Bethel to Luz, and continued to the border of the Archites at Ataroth.  3 It went down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of lower Beth-horon even to Gezer, and it ended at the sea.

4 The sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance.”  Joshua 16:1-4.


“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.”  Proverbs 13:22.

All the sons of Israel received their inheritance, even Manasseh and Ephraim (Israel’s “children’s children” in the language of the foregoing verse).  And, it appears from all the details of each share of the inheritance that we have been reading in the last few chapters of Joshua that God took delight in what He was giving each of them.

Like all of the sons of Israel received their inheritance, all of God’s elect will receive their inheritance.

We do not receive the earthly Promised Land of Canaan.  But, we do receive the heavenly Promised Land of Heaven.

Like God took delight in reciting the details of the earthly Promised Land of Canaan, God took delight in reciting the details of the heavenly Promised Land of Heaven.

“And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.  Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.  It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, …  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls;  each one of the gates was a single pearl.  And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.”  Revelation 21:10-12 and 21.

“He chooses our inheritance for us,
The glory of Jacob whom He loves.  Selah.”  Psalm 47:4.

“54 So He brought them to His holy land,
To this hill country which His right hand had gained.
55 He also drove out the nations before them
And apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement,
And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.”  Psalm 78:54-55.

“Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the portion of your inheritance,”   Psalm 105:11.

“For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise;  but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.”  Galatians 3:18.

“… In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.”  Ephesians 1:10-12.

“For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.”  Hebrews 9:15.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”  1 Peter 1:3-5.


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