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Beautiful Inheritance - Poem

Updated on February 23, 2013

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.


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      cynamans 3 years ago from Washington DC

      Wow a great poem. Very well written. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      MsDora, Thanks for reading. We have more than imaginable in Christ. Life with Him is so beautiful. Thank you for your kind comments.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Beautiful inheritance." Powerful phrase and what lovely thoughts you drew from it. Thank you for sharing.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Dana, Thanks for reading and commenting. God is always there. You are so right.

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      Dana Tate 5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      your words were very touching and heartfelt. Yess...God is wonderful and in a world where everything seems to be going awry it is refreshing to know you can always depend on God.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Sommer, Thanks for the votes. Glad you liked it. To God be the glory.

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      Sommer Dalton 5 years ago

      This is really beautiful! Voted up, beautiful, useful, and interesting!

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Teaches, Isn't it awesome all the gifts we have as children of the God? Thanks so much for reading. I really am glad you enjoyed this.

      Mhatter99, Thank you.

      Twilanelson, I appreciate that my words gave you hope. Jesus is our hope. Thanks for reading and leaving such a kind comment.

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      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Thank you for sharing your thoughtful poem. Today your poem has enlightened me with beauty and hope.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Amen, thank you

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is beautiful and very inspirational. I love the inheritance message. We inherited much when we became children of God. His gifts are endless.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you, tobusiness.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Beautiful poem.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Eiddwen.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great poem.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Faith, I so appreciate that my work moved you. Thank you. God is amazing. To think how much He loves us! What joy! In Christ, we have all we need. Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and sharing. God's best to you today.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Your exquisite words in your poetry here have touched my heart so vividly to its core, and I have cried after reading these most pure truths written here. This is the most beautiful poem I have ever read dear one. I will cherish reading it for all of my days on this planet, which is not our true home. This world is temporal and is passing away. The imagery is phenominal to say the least. Yes, the cross closed that big gap between us and an intimate relationship with our Lord God. The video is the sweetest of the sweet in praise and worship to He, who is so sweet. I am sharing this one around the world, as I know all will be blessed beyond measure who read it. Voted Way up to the Heavens.

      God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper