THE READING OF THE WILL

Psalm 47:4 "He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah."

As we gather to the scriptures, we gather as children to hear the reading of the Will and Testament of God our Father. A faithful, earthly father spends all his days providing for the needs of his bride and his children, namely his household. He takes care that all his possessions are distributed to the necessities of those he loves. It is his desire to convey to them all his wisdom and direction and encouragement, which if they continue therein will bring his name honor, and will be to them a sound path all the days of their lives. This distribution is according to the sole will and purpose of the father alone without any interruption from any other. Therefore it is called his Will and Testament.

So it is with God the Father. The scriptures that God has given, preserved and faithfully declared through every age is his Will and Testatment. As was the excellent inheritance of Jacob whom God loved before he was even born, God has provided for us even before we were born—in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. He disposes of all that is his to his children whom he has loved from all eternity in his Son. The Testament of God is wisdom. He has revealed it to us to give light to our paths and glory to his great name—ye were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory…The Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him...that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

Do the sons and daughters of God hope for an inheritance like unto these things that the world deems valuable? No, our inheritance is the same excellent inheritance that Jacob rejoiced in—God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Issac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, the Angel which redeemed me from all evil. Our inheritance is the same as David's who said, The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup. The reading of God's Will and Testament reveals to us Christ Jesus the Lord, our inheritance—chosen by God for us, testified of by God for us, who is seated in heaven by God for us. What a sure inheritance! Incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Clay Curtis