Numbers 34-36 (The Daily Walk Bible).
The Israelites are getting ready to receive their inheritance! It is secured, because God has promised it, but getting there will take some time, effort and energy. It will be filled with some heartache too.
The same is true for our inheritance. It is ours. It has been secured through Jesus Christ. We have been given the Holy Spirit as the beginning of our inheritance. But we don’t have it all yet. We need to continue to live for God in this world, and we will experience some heartache too. But the joy of what we have yet to experience will more than make up for it!
1 Peter 1:3-9 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”