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Jan 16 Devotion: Worthy of our Share

Colossians 1:12 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”

At the moment of salvation, part of the miraculous transformation that took place was that our heavenly status. The Lord could have easily positioned us as peasants, lowlings or serfs in His heavenly Kingdom, yet he made us meet to be partakers with Christ. We are joint heirs to everything he owns.

There was nothing in us worthy of such elevation, let alone our redemption. Yet, God robes us in the Righteousness of Christ and now sees us as His children.

The intricacies of that act of grace, mercy and love could be dissected and expounded upon for ages to come. However, doing so would not prove beneficial to the saint that desires to live for the God that redeemed them.

Instead, the thought that should grasp the heart of the reader is, “Am I doing all I can in Christ to show my appreciation for being given a share?”

I did nothing to merit what Christ has shared with me, nor could I ever earn it. But recognition of the immeasurable gift should bring about a desire to show my appreciation. I cannot repay, but I can become a par taker in the mission of Christ.

Do I love each day as if Christ has made me a joint heir? Do I walk as a representative of Heaven? Do I carry what load I am able to as I’m yoked together with Christ? Do I question His direction or through faith trust and obey?

When I stand before His throne, will I hear, “Well done?” Or will I have been a poor return upon His investment?

Your fellowservant in Christ, Bro. Jordan Foster

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