The divine heritage way of living

We are often very curious about our human heritage, searching into our ancestry to find out more about who we are from the lives of those who came before us. While it’s true that the history of those who came before us can be interesting and sometimes useful, it’s very limiting to draw conclusions about our identity and life-prospects from human origins. 

The history of humanity, after all, is full of limitations, discords, and diseases believed to be passed along through physical propagation—and looking for ways to eliminate these problems by examining physical origins keeps us within the confines of material limitations. Looking to the divine Spirit, God, as our true origin, however, enables us to break through those limitations. 

The divine Spirit, the only real creator, who is infinite and altogether good, has no limitations, discords, or diseases to originate or propagate. As the Psalmist said: “The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance … thou maintainest my lot.… I have a goodly heritage” (Psalms 16:5, 6). The Apostle Paul understood our divine heritage, saying, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16, 17). 

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