Inheritance of the Saints

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened
in order that you may know …the riches of his glorious inheritance in the
Ephesians 1:18b

Two things strike me about this portion: saints and
inheritance. First, if you are a Believer you’re a saint. You don’t need


blessings or pronouncements. The
word saint means “consecrated to God, holy" (Acts 9:13; Acts 9:32; Acts
26:10; Philippians 4:21; Romans 16:2; Ephesians 4:12; Ephesians 5:3, to name a
few instances of the word in the New Testament).It’s not only a term but a way
of life, consecrated, set apart.

Secondly is our inheritance. The Apostle wants us to realize
our extraordinary inheritance we have as Believers, as Saints. We are sons and
daughters of God. Think of it. He has given us this inheritance through his
Son. Our inheritance is adoption into the





Now, how can this change our thinking? Again, it’s what Paul’s
praying: that we would realize all of this. We don’t need to go around living
as though we’ve just eaten pickles. We don’t need to beat ourselves up over
every little thing that we mess up. We are children of the King. We’re saints
in God’s eyes. When we’re finally able to wrap our minds around that notion, it
will transform the image we have of ourselves and how we are to relate to “the

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