Do you know that your inheritance is imperishable?

1Pe 1:4 “to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in for you”

The question on my mind lately is this…what is the inheritance that God promises? We visualize inheritance as something of value. God talks about an eternal city that He is building just for us. We will be living in palaces. The city and the streets are built of gold? Precious stones are used as building material? Consider this verse: Rev 21:21 “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.” In another place it talks about the walls of the city being made of jasper.”

God describes His city as being built of material that we consider very valuable. Streets paved in gold so refined that one can see their reflection! What value is gold if it is used as paving material? Something that is precious and valuable is not something that is walked on.

Consider this…God says that His inheritance is imperishable. Gold, silver and precious stones can be destroyed. These material things are not imperishable and can corrode. When God talks about an inheritance for each of us what does He have in mind? Material wealth? Or is there another type or form of inheritance…something even more precious than gold, silver or precious stones?

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