God is our inheritance

“I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!'” (Lamentations 3:24, NLT).

Louisiana State Lottery ticket from 1889. Fron...
Louisiana State Lottery ticket from 1889. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you buy lottery tickets in the hope of winning the big jackpot? Maybe you dream of a long lost uncle who dies and leaves you his vast estate and millions of dollars. It’s not unusual to wish for more money—we look at the rich and think life must be so easy and wonderful for them. But money doesn’t solve all problems, sometimes it makes things worse. Some who hit the jackpot end up right back where they started—broke and miserable.

Our best hope isn’t in lottery tickets or rich uncles but in God who is our true inheritance. The riches we have in him now and in the future are the only riches that will make us happy. His abundant grace and mercy help us live guilt free and his Spirit in us helps us extend that grace and mercy to others, enriching everyone around us. The riches we’ll experience in eternity with him are beyond our imagination, but so much better than anyone could ever dream of. It’s fine to buy a lottery ticket, but as you do, remind yourself: The Lord is my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him!

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “God is our inheritance”

  1. Hi Tammy!

    I guess it’s kinda funny. I’ve never bought a lottery ticket, never bet on a horse, never went to a casino to “try my luck”! Why?

    Hahaha! Seems so dumb to me! My Father owns everything! Gives me all I truly need! Why look for more?

    You know, with wealth and assets, there are some strange things that happen. First of all, our friends are not sincere. Everyone has a “hand out” in many innovative ways. Being deceptive doesn’t mean a thing. The “get way” is just a common way of life for all in this modern day-an’-age. Get it while we can!

    And, isn’t this the most awesome thing you have ever heard?! Our Gracious God tells us that we don’t need to seek the necessary things that all are concerned about, our life, our clothing, what we will eat or drink. We don’t need to worry about food and clothing. He calls us (some of us) “Oh you of little faith!”

    But He says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all of these things shall be added to you” (Mat.6:33).

    Thanks for your reminders! Take care!

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