Monday, February 27, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Joint-Heirs With Christ

Monday February 27

Bible Reading:     Rom. 8: 12 - 17

Topic:         Joint-Heirs With Christ

A wealthy man with four sons died without leaving a Will.
Following his death, they needed Letters of Administration for the properties of the deceased so that they would have the legal right to administer the properties in their own names.

For this to happen, the law requires the applicants to be at least 21 years of age.

Since the youngest child was way below the legal age requirement and they could not/would not falsify his age to make him qualify, the family had to wait for years for the last son to reach the age of 21 years before they could process the application.

That is related to our text for today. Believers are joint-heirs with Christ but we cannot inherit the wealth of blessings God has in store for us without maturity since maturity in Christ is very fundamental to the issue of inheritance.

How do we mature?
Through cumulative growth over the years.

As we grow in the Lord and mature in our understanding of His Principles, He is ready and willing to hand over our inheritance to us.

Maturity will enable us to handle these blessings properly and use them wisely.

Lord, help me to grow and mature in You so that I may make effective use of all that You have in store for me in Christ, Amen.

Memory verse:   Rom. 8: 15
"For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba Father"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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