Accepting Our Divine Inheritance

Everyone has a divine inheritance. The Apostle John is telling us of this inheritance when he says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God."  I John 3:2; All men have this perpetual inheritance of sonship with God, which is established, unfailing, and never-ending. It is forever secure throughout time and eternity. It is, as Peter said, "an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you."  I Pet. 1:4;

Because our inheritance is from God, as His children we have a right to possess it and enjoy it. But before we can be blessed by its bestowals, we must accept the fact that we are not only "children of God" but "heirs of God" Rom. 8:16, 17; as well. To know ourselves as heirs enables us to claim what is already rightfully ours.

In human affairs an heir must do more than be aware of his inheritance. He must establish the genuineness of his claim. So, in Christian Science an imperative demand is made upon each one to evidence his worthiness to be a son of God. Sonship with God requires a willing sacrifice of materiality, a persistent striving to surrender a false sense of selfhood, the constant effort to purify the affections and desires.

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