October 22, 2023

Your Inheritance

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”—Hebrews 6:12 NIV

One of the most important legislative acts in history was the Homestead Act, which Abraham Lincoln signed in 1862. This provided qualified applicants with 160 acres of public land free of charge. By 1900, more than 600,000 homestead farmers had filed claims. New claims continued to be filed for many more years, and as a result, millions of acres were settled, approximately 10% of the area of the United States.

While the land was free, it was not just given away. Applicants had to live on and cultivate the land for at least five years and pay a nominal fee.

While thousands of people took advantage of this offer, many did not. They sat idly by and did not stake their claim. Because they failed to act, they never received all that was available.

Many people miss opportunities as they go through life. This even happens in the spiritual realm. God has given each person His promises, yet many people fail to take advantage of them. Some are ignorant of these promises and don’t realize what they are missing. Some know the Word but just cannot believe its promises are true for them.

But all of God’s promises are true. He has offered us a great inheritance, but we must claim that inheritance.

Don’t miss the riches God prepared for you. Believe and confess His promises. Don’t be timid or lazy. Claim your inheritance. Act with faith and confidence.

Reflection Question: Are you accessing all of God’s promises to you?

Prayer
Father, thank You for the riches You have given me. I will accept nothing less than all You promised. I believe in Your promises. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Hebrews 6

Prayer
Father, thank You for the riches You have given me. I will accept nothing less than all You promised. I believe in Your promises. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Hebrews 6