Wednesday, 6 February 2019


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Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession." - Psalm 2:8

I heard an entertaining story about a Portuguese aristocrat who left his fortune to seventy strangers. Thirteen years before his eventual death, Luis Carlos da Camara chose at random, seventy people in the telephone directly and made them all beneficiaries of his estate. You can imagine their shock, surprise and obvious scepticism at being told they had just inherited a lot of money. It was totally unbelievable for them.

In a similar way, we are little taken aback that God promises to ‘make the nations our inheritance’ and to give us the ‘ends of the earth.’ It seems unlikely and too much to comprehend. Yet, as his chosen people, God does promise us the gift of eternal life, which is far greater than any earthly treasures or inheritance. God loves us so much that he was willing to give us the very best he has to offer, which included his only son, Jesus.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Living in Grace

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