What is our real heritage?

Some time ago my attention was caught by a television report of a blazing fire at Windsor Castle, a local landmark and a symbol of my country's history. It appeared in many ways that part of our national heritage was being destroyed. At the end of the program, I took time to get clear in my own thought what I considered to be my real heritage.

In this search for inspiration, I turned first to the Bible. I found two very helpful verses in Psalms: "The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage" (16:5, 6). The "portion" of inheritance we receive is actually the whole because it is God, Spirit. The inheritance is not, then, a one-time gift. It comes from the very relationship of God to His children, which lasts forever. It is certainly a living inheritance, and because it partakes of the nature of God Himself, it must be spiritual and therefore indestructible. No wonder the Psalmist is so happy with his heritage!

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