When we become an heir
We can claim legal rights;
To a property or to a rank
To a token or a prize.
An heir will always inherit
A favour undeserved;
Since it’s a gift and not through works
Where mercy has been served.
An heir inherits everything
From his predecessor’s list;
It’s an unexpected blessing
Where no detail has been missed.
But an heir that is truly rich
Has tasted the Lord’s grace;
An heir according to eternal life
Justified and thus embraced.
There are spiritual riches in abundance
By His grace, an undeserved gift;
Where there’s beauty for ashes and restoration
Where from the miry clay He lifts.
An heir that embraces life eternal
Is the most precious inheritance of all;
A glorious expectation
When our precious name God calls.
It’s never through our righteousness
But according to mercy and love;
He washes us and renews us
And pours out abundantly from above.
We were once steeped in foolishness
Deceived and serving various lusts;
Disobedient to our Heavenly Father
And so stubbornly robust.
But our Savior extended kindness
And thus we were compelled;
We inherited all His spiritual riches
And now avoid judgement and hell.
Let’s ensure we do inherit
Everlasting life through Christ,
Since it’s the very best inheritance
And all that will suffice.
(C) P.B. 2019
“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit when He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:3-7