This Inheritance

4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:4-5

At a cursory glance, you might think the inheritance is heaven, but it’s not. It’s the salvation promised to us. Salvation is three-fold inheritance according to theologians and substantiated throughout the Bible: We are saved. We are being saved. We will be saved. Past, present and future. (See BibleStudyTools). That’s well and good for theologians, but what does it matter to us? God began his salvation work in us and will complete it in eternity. That will come when our physical bodies will be transformed. What you see now as flesh and blood will be different? How? I have no idea. But I do know that it will be anything we can imagine at this point. As the Scriptures say, we only see a glass darkly (1 Corinthians 12:13). It’s all fuzzy and unclear now, but will all be revealed.

And that will be a good thing — the best thing imaginable.

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