One-a-Day Tuesday, 2/18/14

number 1Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory (Romans 8:17).

Have you ever had the Rich-Uncle-You-Never-Met-Dies-And-Leaves-You-A-Million-Dollars Dream?

I like that dream…but this one’s better.  This one comes true.

In the Greek, the word “if” in the second half of the verse is more accurately translated “since.”  So it’s more like, “Since indeed we share in his sufferings…”  Which means, we will share in his sufferings.

And we will share in his glory.

You, Beloved of Christ, are heir to more than money.  You are heir to the depth and width and height of God’s love.  You are heir to glory.

Well, of course you don’t deserve it—but we’ve been through that before, haven’t we?

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