Devotion of the Day

OUR COMING INHERITANCE

The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Proverbs 13:22

“The meek shall inherit the earth.” Somebody has said, “That is the only way they’ll get it.” But true it is that the saints shall live and reign with Christ, and all the wealth that sinners have accumulated will eventually pass under the jurisdiction of the righteous. We can afford to wait. The wisest of wealthy kings wrote: “For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give it to him that is good before God” (Ecc. 2:26). “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,” and everything comes back eventually to its owner and His people. Men have their transient leases and enjoy the earth for a season, but all the wealth they gather will end up finally in the coffers of the just. The meek may serve in humble station now, but they shall come into their own. Why try to buy up so much earth now, when we shall inherit it later?

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