Though once you were a spiritual orphan, in Christ you are a spiritual heir. And your inheritance is vast.
When they apportioned the Promised Land, only fathers and sons received an inheritance. That is, until the daughters of Zelophehad stepped forward.
When the Promised Land was being apportioned, Zelophehad’s daughters boldly appealed to Moses that, though they were women, they were rightful heirs. Moses brought the inquiry to the Lord, and God declared that the daughters were right – they should receive a portion of land (see Numbers 27:6-7).
In a sense, it’s every Christian’s story. We, who were no people, have become God’s people. We, who had no legal right to an inheritance, have been made spiritually rich. Moses made the appeal to the Lord on behalf of the daughters of Zelophehad, but we have a better Mediator who has secured our inheritance for us.
In Christ, a new declaration has been made from on high: you are God’s rightful heir, a co-heir with Jesus!
What’s your inheritance? At least the following:
You’re an heir, so you can claim your inheritance! And that’s the Gospel!