When I was a small boy I was intrigued by the thought of discovering some buried treasure that had been hidden by Jesse James or some outlaw gang. It never happened; I never found my stash of gold.
My youthful fascination might help explain why I like to watch Strange Inheritance. It’s a program that tells the stories of some benefactors, their unusual collections, the beneficiaries, and the unique circumstances involving them all.
There seems to be a bit of mystique associated with an inheritance, and the subject easily catches a person’s attention. Even Joshua knew this, and he spoke of an inheritance about as often as a person orders a hamburger in a fast food joint.
Joshua reminds the people of their inheritance over 50 times. In the first chapter, God told Joshua to, “Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.”
You may not have hopes of inheriting much wealth in this life, but you do have a promised inheritance from God. In Paul’s letter to Titus he said: We are “justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:7).” He also wrote to the church at Ephesus about the riches of our glorious inheritance in Jesus.
Discovering your inheritance isn’t a matter of digging dirt to find a buried treasure, it simply a matter of realizing that your treasure is already in heaven and you are blessed in Christ:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly place