Psalms 16:6 “The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!” (NLT)
Psalms 16:6 “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” (KJV)
When a rich man dies he leaves properties, e.g land, cars, businesses etc. for his children. In fact, the bible says a rich man leaves inheritance for his children’s children (Pro 13:22), how much more God! Do you think he’ll die and leave nothing for you?
After his death, burial, resurrection and ascension Christ didn’t just leave for heaven without giving us an inheritance. He left us with great deposits of what the bible called gifts or heritage.
Eph. 4:8 “…When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.”
He left for each of us a heritage (or “land” as the Psalmist puts it); you can also call them gifts. The Psalmist understood this fact as stated in our text for today. But, the question is, how does he know his heritage is pleasant and goodly? Is it only is own that is goodly?
There was once a very wealthy farmer who had two sons. The two boys were very lazy and only depended on their father’s riches for a living. They knew next to nothing about farming. Aside the farm land, the rich farmer had gold, diamond and the like. He never gave any of the jewelries to his sons apart from money. The eldest son believed very strongly that their dad had a secret place on his farm land where he buried the precious stones; the younger son does not believe this, he believed the farmer normally use the jewelries to pay his farm helps and servants.
After some years the rich farmer died. The two sons said, “Well, now that he is dead we will have access to his jewelries”. They searched everywhere on the farm but found no precious stones. Then the farmer’s lawyer came and read his will… (to be continued)
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