Sunday Devotional 2nd October 2022
by Bruce Billington
We are continuing to explore the knowledge of God as expressed in the Psalms. This week we will continue to look at Psalm 47, written by the sons of Korah.
Psalm 47:4 – He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom He loves. Selah.
As we covered last week, although we do not see things right now in the way they will ultimately be, we take joy in putting our trust in Him. Being aware of His rule and reign, we are able to subject ourselves to it in the present time by submitting our will, our choice, and our desire wholly to Him.
Just as He gave His people their portion in the days of old, so He will also give us ours. Because He first loved us, we shall make Him our exceeding joy. Spurgeon says,
“Our beauty, our boast, our best treasure, lies in having such a God to trust in, such a God to love us.” He followed this with a few inspiring verses of poetry.
Come, my soul, before him bow,
Gladdest of his subjects thou;
Leave thy portion to his choice,
In his sovereign will rejoice,
This thy purest, deepest bliss,
He is thine and thou art his.
Verse 4 assures us that, as God’s people, we receive a special fatherly love and a special grace to us that is not available to anyone else. This of course, is not the result of anything we deserve or could earn. It comes from the unmerited favour of God, something that we cannot and must not claim credit for.
What we can do though is position ourselves to receive this love as we can because it is available in an unlimited degree. To do this we must walk in His ways and prove faithful and obedient to His calling upon our lives. Such obedience is essential for us to receive the promised inheritance the verse speaks of.
Although exploring what this inheritance is, is beyond the scope of this devotional, it would be good to at least make brief mention of what this inheritance is.
Because it is not something that we have the full enjoyment of yet, we must receive it by faith and walk in the hope of it. But the knowledge that it already exists for us is meant to be a major encouragement for us as we journey through life.
Considering this, the Apostle Paul says,
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison (2 Corinthians 4:17).
Revelation 21 gives us a brief but beautiful picture of our inheritance. It says,
“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I am making all things new. And He *said, Write, for these words are faithful and true. Then He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning, and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.” (Revelation 21:4-7)
God’s presence will do away with tears, pain, and death. All the pollution and impurities, all the ungodliness and evil, all the suffering and pain, all the corruption and death—it is all going to be erased, eliminated, and done away with. Everything we need will be available for us without cost. We will dwell together with God for eternity. Heaven will come to earth and the light, and the glory of God, will shine on all who are His heirs.
What an inheritance we have waiting for us. Let it compel us to do love and good deeds throughout our journey in this life.
God bless you.