Saturday 23rd March, 2019
Reference text: Luke 15:1-3,11-32
Luke 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
Whenever there is a large inheritance to be split, we get to see many parties each staking their claim for a fraction of this cake. We even have the rare opportunity of seeing couples who were divorced years prior to the death of one, make a case for why they deserve a share of the inheritance often citing very interesting reasons.
The story of the prodigal son always reflects the repentance of a younger son, the mercy of a father and the disappointment of an older brother. Today, however, there was one question that occured to me, a question I have been brooding on in the course of the day. I know my rights’, is a rather popular statement, but do you know your inheritance in God?
The young man was bold enough to make such a request from his father because He was CERTAIN he had an inheritance with Him, and his father could not refuse. It was his inheritance.
Maybe if we really did, we would be making bolder and mind blowing requests from God, much like the kind which the young son described in the Gospel made. Beloved, everything in this parable was a consequence of the decision by the younger son to request his share of inheritance earlier. So the question is: ‘Do we even know we have a share in God’s heritage?’