Inheritances can be messy matters. People can get greedy and protective of their own rights awfully quickly, even when dealing with members of their own family. In this section of Ephesians, St Paul writes about our inheritance from God. That is not an inheritance to argue over, because we all receive the same amazing gift of abundant, eternal life. God's will is made known to us, that our inheritance is that God will "gather up all things in Christ." What more could we want?
Hear Pr. Ben's sermon on this passage by listing the July 15 sermon on the sermons tab above.
Image:Wijk, Famke van. Heaven Holds a Sense of Wonder, detail, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55825 [retrieved July 19, 2018]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roel1943/5414772066.