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Feb

THE INHERITANCE

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

Syndicated columnist L. M. Boyd wrote of an out-of-work and penniless beach bum was strolling along a San Francisco beach one day in 1949. The man, Jack Wurm, found a bottle with a note inside that read, “To avoid confusion, I leave my entire estate to the lucky person who finds this bottle and to my attorney, Barry Cohen. Share and share alike.”

The courts accepted the document as the last will of Daisy Singer Alexander, heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. She had thrown it into the Thames River in London 12 years earlier. Somehow drifting across the oceans, it washed ashore in California, here Jack Wurm went from poverty to wealth.

This story is reminiscent of the inheritance that we receive in Christ Jesus. We have no rightful claim to it, yet it legally belongs to us. Paul wrote: “[The Holy Spirit] is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession” (Ephesians 1:14).

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