…and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. 1 Peter 1.4
Remember last week I mentioned I think of $ when I hear the word “inheritance?”
Well, when God talks about it? He is referring to the spiritual benefit and eternal salvation He promises to His people.
It’s His Promise to us!
Peter goes on to say, “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1 Peter 1.6-7
THAN MERE GOLD.
Gold doesn’t seem “mere” to me but then again God walks on it so no wonder He calls it “mere.”
I just realized how much I needed to read this, write this today. There is nothing “mere” about God’s Spirit and how He directs and leads. If you are experiencing trial today, be encouraged – it is “mere” compared to what God has planned for us!