Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 25, 2013

Co-heirs

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
Tags: , , , , , ,

Romans 8:17. And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.

What a wonderful promise.  When we receive Jesus, God’s Son, into our we become joint heirs with Jesus.  What is it that Jesus is heir to?  He is heir to all God has.  As joint heirs we share equally in all Jesus has.  We like to think that only includes what we consider to be the riches and what we consider to be the plush benefits.  As heirs we must partake of all that comes which includes responsibilities we might not consider as being pleasant. When we become heirs we have responsibilities to be good stewards.  We must do whatever is necessary to care for and ensure the continuation of what God continually gives.  What is it He gives?  God gives love, forgiveness, eternal life and the fruits and power of His Holy Spirit.  When we don’t make use of what God gives we are turning our backs on our inheritance.  How do we make use of the heritage God gives us?  We make use of it in the same way Jesus showed us as He walked this earth.  Our question is are we willing to take the responsibilities along with the blessings?  Let us choose to showing God our love and thanks by welcoming all He brings our way.

December 3, 2011

Advent 7

Filed under: Advent,Bible,Christian,Christmas,devotion,God's Word — by ginrich @ 1:55 am
Tags: , , , ,

Isaiah 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.

This is the 7th day of Advent.  Today we contemplate what Jesus left to come as a humble baby into a working class family for us.  He was sitting on a throne, high and exalted.  He was dressed in regal robes.  Angels sang His glory.  He shared this praise with His Father.  It had to take a lot of love to be willing to step down from this and face what He would be facing on this earth.  How often do we thank Him for what He has done for us?  There is no way we can understand the cost to Him.  We have never experienced all He had and has.  But now, He says we are joint heirs with Him.  Wow.  That is something to celebrate.  He has more love and more room to share with others.  Who are we going to share it with on this 7th day of Advent?

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.