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Beautiful Inheritance - Poem
In a Bible study I attend, we are learning from the Psalms. This week we are in Psalm 16. After reading this Psalm, I was stuck on the phrase "beautiful inheritance." I could not stop thinking about what we have in Jesus, our inheritance as God's children. The following poem captures some of my thoughts about the beautiful inheritance we have through Christ the Lord.
I have a beautiful inheritance.
Heaven is my home.
Jesus is my hope.
God alone is my refuge
From the crushing of this world.
God has called me to be His own.
He makes life beautiful.
When I seek Him, I find Him.
He delights when I call His name.
He rejoices when in the dark
I grasp for His hand.
I need have no fear.
I am never out of His sight.
I am never beyond His reach.
God reminds me today and here
Are not all I own.
My God offers forgiveness.
I am covered in His righteousness.
I bear the name of Christ.
Psalm 16: 5, 6 ESV
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.