THE LEGACY OF THE RIGHTEOUS
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and live in it forever. 30 The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice. 31 The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps shall slide. (WEB)
What a wonderful promise for the righteous... They will ultimately inherit the land and live in it forever! The fallen world that we live in often presents many challenges to us. The principles of the kingdom of God are definitely not how the spirit of the world operates. In fact, our broken world system is often in direct opposition to the purposes of our God and Father.
If we keep our eyes focused on the temporal, we may find that we are discouraged. However, if we can keep our eyes fixed on the eternal, we can be comforted in knowing that at the end of all things, those who have been made righteous by Jesus Christ will inherit the land.
My prayer today is that Holy Spirit would give us the grace to be able to see past our present circumstances and change our gaze to the eternal. In the book James, it says that life is but a vapor. Even 100 years is simply like a blink of an eye in comparison to eternity. So no matter what you are going through today, know that it will not endure. Your destiny is to inherit the land and live in it forever!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we don’t faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; 18 while we don’t look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (WEB)