Inherited Wealth

“For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalm 50:10

Do you have inherited wealth?

In Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye sings the song, "If I Were a Rich Man" in which he dreams of all the things he would buy for himself as comforts and for show if he were rich.  In the third verse, he mentions how he would shower gifts upon his wife, too.  And finally, if he were a rich man, Tevye would not have to work and so would spend more time praying and studying God's Word.

Oh how we, like Tevye, get it so backwards sometimes, don't we?

We think first of ourselves, then others, and finally God gets squeezed into the picture.  But when God has first place in our lives, we have real joy.


Besides that, if Jesus is truly our Savior, there is no need to wait for someone to die to inherit some large sum.  Jesus already did that.  He died on the cross for your sins—past, present, and future—and for mine.  And the inheritance?  Well, that's nothing to shake a stick at.  He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.  His resources truly do grow on trees.  His bank account—bottomless.  And He's never said, "no" to any legitimate request.

What a great Abba we have!  Who could possibly want for anything more?

Sometimes life on this earth is hard.  But I think that is only to remind us that this place is not our home.  

One day we will get to go home to Father.

Until then, may we not squander our inheritance.

Goodnight, Runners.


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