December 14, 2018

CHRIST the INHERITANCE SHARER: “If children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Rom 8:17). Think of it, Christian! James Hastings writes: We are heirs of our Lord’s attributes. Is He omnipotent? His omnipotence is ours, to be our defence. Is He omniscient? His infinite wisdom is ours, to guide us. Is He eternal? His eternity is ours, that we may ever be preserved. Is He full of love and grace? Then all His love, as though there were not another to be loved, is mine, and all His grace, as though there were never another sinner to partake of it, is mine. “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance” (Ps 16:5). The proper possessor of the inheritance is Christ, the only-begotten of the Father. But His brethren are to share in it. All that glory, therefore, which the Lord had in enjoyment with the Father as His well-beloved Son before the Incarnation, together with whatever added glory the Incarnation and Atonement brought Him—all is to be shared with His brethren.