1Pe 1:4 “to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in for you“
The inheritance belongs to the rightful heirs. To qualify for the inheritance one must be a child of God. If you are not a child then you are not an heir and therefore not eligible for any inheritance.
Inheritance is not earned. It is a gift from the one who grants something of value. To get an inheritance one’s name must be written into the will. Christians…those who’s names are written in Jesus’ will…the Book of Life…will be eligible for their inheritance. It is the final [?] proof to be unfolded of God’s love for us.
Inheritance can only be given after the death of the testator. In this case the testator is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The testator must put together the inheritance. It is the testator’s work that makes the inheritance possible. It is the testator’s will to provide for his children that makes the inheritance available. It is the testator’s love for his offspring that impells him to plan and put aside something valuable to leave his children when he is gone.
The question on my mind is just what is this inheritance that God promises?
I have been meditatively reading through the book of Revelation. I have always wondered about the word-picture John is drawing when he describes the four living creatures as “each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” [Revelation 4:8] They appear to have only one function…that of leading worship. They seem to be uniquely created for this purpose. I think that the Spirit of Jesus gave me an interesting insight as to why they are made as they are. They have, to coin a phrase, ‘eyes in the back of their heads.’ In other words, they can see all that is happening both in heaven and on earth. Every time they see God’s mercy, grace or compassion at work they worship.
I felt like the Spirit was telling me that I need to look more for signs telling me that God is at work. When I see the sign I need to instantly worship. This certainly would be a good application of the command “to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.” I also thought of another reason for staying vigilant in looking for people under construction. Seeing signs of God At Work will also help eliminate “not growing weary and lose heart” found in verse three. Worship drives out pride. True worship requires humbleness of heart.