1. Heir of this world

I was contemplating which series to start next and the Lord placed King David on my heart. If we look at the genealogy of Jesus, two figures stood out and was very important to the Jews, namely Abraham and King David. Abraham was important to the Jews as he is known as the father of the Jews and they knew that the Messiah would be a Jew. And King David was important, as God promised that there will always be a ruler from the house of David and Jesus was the final and permanent Ruler from his house.

We have done a whole series on the life of Abraham and we learned many lessons and now I would like us to do the same with David. I am sure the Lord wants to implant many truths to us through the life of this wonderful man and I for one am excited to learn more.

Now as I've mentioned, Abraham and David were considered essential to the line of the Messiah. Abraham, a righteous man in God's eyes and David, a man after God's own heart. And today because of Jesus we are also part of their lineage.

Let us start with Abraham. Many promises were made to Abraham by God. But the one where God promises that He will be the heir of the world encompasses them all (Romans 4:13). And then God clearly states that we are his descendants:

"Therefore it is of faith, that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all." Romans 4:16

Now what does it mean to be heir of the world? Practically for us today? According to thesaurus synonyms for heir is successor, inheritor, beneficiary etc. So heir is someone who is the beneficiary, the one to inherit something. And here God says the world. Wow. Shouldn't that change our whole outlook on life? Shouldn't that make us look differently at worldly success? Just look at a prince being born. He never needs to stress about money, about his protection, about where he wants to live etc. As he is born knowing that everything is his, he will inherit the throne one day. And until then he can enjoy the growing up process, knowing who he is in this world.

We are also called royalty by God. That is why I say we are descendants of David as well. God calls us kings and priests:

"He has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever." Revelation 1:6

So we are kings, royalty who will inherit the whole earth, in other words, everything. And as we have learned in our Kingdom series, we can enjoy those privileges now already. We are part of His Kingdom now already. And we need to walk tall knowing who we are in Him, knowing the privileges that we have and laying claim on them. That is not pride. Pride is thinking that we are better than all the others and that we don't need anyone in our lives. We are not prideful if we walk as God's children, royalty, with all the promises in Heaven given unto us. That is walking in the grace that has been bestowed upon us. I know many people feel that they need to be humble and think of themselves as being lowly and not worth much. But God called Moses the most humble person on earth and once he led the Israelites out he knew who he was in God and he stood up for that. All he did was to glorify God by declaring his dependence on Him.

Today God wants us to know that all He has is ours. He wants us to stop stressing about this world and to start walking this pathway with Him. He wants us to lay claim on what is ours and to trust Him on our pathway with Him. David did just that. So for the next couple of months we will learn valuable life lessons from him, inspired by the Holy Spirit. I hope you will enjoy the journey with me.

Father we are so excited to hear once again that we are heirs of this world; we are royalty, part of Your glorious Kingdom. This gives us so much hope for this world. Glory on High! Teach us Your wisdom through this series; we look forward to hearing from You. We love You. Amen

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