The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. — Psalm 16:6
The older I get, the more I seem to hear about inheritance. I have friends who have lost their parents and received an inheritance. As we grow older, we start thinking about the inheritance that we will leave our children and family. Financial planners often tell us that we need to leave something for those we leave behind.
In this Psalm, David was talking about his inheritance. He talked about how blessed he was with his inheritance. He was blessed with how the land and various property had come to him. While David counted his blessings with all the inheritance, he makes an interesting statement at the end of the verse. David makes mention of his heritage.
At this moment and in this thought, David is turning his mind from the amazement at the physical possessions that he was given. It’s a transitional moment when he realizes that while all of those things are good, he has a heritage that was given to him that is worth far more. He was blessed with the possessions, but he was far more blessed because he had a heritage of knowing the one true God!
All across the world, people are working countless hours, planning away the future for themselves and their families. They want to leave a great inheritance for all of those around them. While those things may be good, the most important thing that you could ever leave them is to know the one true God.
Scripture tells us that the things of this world pass away. Everything here is temporary and even if you leave it for others, it will be temporary to them also. Instead of focusing on a worldly inheritance, we should focus on leaving a Godly heritage for those we leave behind. The most important thing that we can leave behind in this world is a heritage that points others to God! That is the right kind of inheritance.
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