Apostle Grace Lubega
Galatians 4:28(KJV); Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Ishmael was the firstborn son of Abraham. By the ancient laws of inheritance, he was entitled to the birthright. However, as scripture reveals, this did not happen. Rather, the birthright was passed to Isaac the younger son(Genesis 25:5).
Why was this so?
Isaac, like our theme scripture reveals was the son of the promise. Ishmael on the other hand, was the result of Abraham and Sarah’s human effort to fulfill the divine promise(Genesis 16:15).
What does this tell us about divine inheritance?
We sell our birthright when we try to achieve through our own works what God has promised through His grace, love and kindness.
Today, we bear witness to a church that has sold its birthright in outrightly rejecting the grace by which divine inheritance comes. By teaching the law, we sell the birthright of believers because we tell them what they should do on their own to attain what God promised instead of simply receiving these blessings by faith.
The Bible says we are joint heirs with Christ( Romans 8:17). Why then is it that some Christians live like orphans with no claim to any inheritance?
It is because, in believing that they must work for inheritance and for the promises of God, they frustrate the divine order by which blessings come.
God has given you ALL THINGS that pertain to life and godliness(2Peter 1:3). It is your part to receive in faith and walk in this grace.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Peter 1:3, Romans 5:2
GOLDEN NUGGET: We sell our birthright when we try to achieve through our own works what God has promised through His grace, love and kindness.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this word. I receive this truth and embrace it as the reality of my life. Success, growth and prosperity are easy for me because I received grace. I know that all that I do is not by might or power but Your Spirit at work in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.