The Greatest Inheritance

What is the greatest inheritance?

Inheritances include money, land and other possessions passed from parents to children. Even though people make wills that leave detailed instructions regarding the division of their assets upon their death, fighting over inheritances is common. Some 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ was approached by a man involved in this kind of controversy (Luke 12:13-15). Jesus warned against covetousness and then encouraged wealth "toward God" (verse 21).

The Bible also describes this richness toward God as an inheritance that can be ours. Paul taught the brethren that God wanted to give them "an inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).

The book of Hebrews speaks of Jesus Christ as "the Mediator of the new covenant . . . that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance" (Hebrews 9:15).

Peter also speaks of "an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:4). To learn more about this precious inheritance and how you can receive it, download or request our free booklets What Is Your Destiny? and The Road to Eternal Life.


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