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A Great Heritage

5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. Psalm 61:5

Through the ages millions have feared His name. They passed the mantle on to us, and it’s our job to pass it on to others. This is the heritage David is writing about. When we get to heaven we’ll understand more fully about that heritage so we can only speculate what that is all about.

Only one time in my life have I been in a crowd of a million people. There were people everywhere, and still it was “only” a million people. What is it like to be among millions who fear His name? Right, we can only imagine it.

I am reminded of that famous New Testament verse about that heritage of people in Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

The general idea is that there are people “cheering us on”. They’ve been through similar struggles. They’ve fallen like we have. They’ve been victorious. But the bottom line is, they know what kinds of things we’re experiencing.

Praise the Lord for those who have gone before us and shone the light for us. Where would we be without them?

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