The LORD my Inheritance
By: Seth Gogo Egoeh
David, the Psalmist exclaimed, “The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”, (Psalm 16:5, 11, KJV).
Yes, if the LORD is your inheritance, you are complete. If we can think like David did more than 3000 years ago, we shall not be moved even during troubled and turbulent times. David made the LORD his inheritance and because the LORD was his inheritance, he could say that the LORD would direct his path. No wonder David was a man after God’s own heart.
Many at times we are only interested in asking God to bless us. This is good and there is nothing wrong in asking God to bless us since He is the source of all blessings. But if we can go a step further and be like David and ask God to be our inheritance, we shall “experience absolute joy”, (Psalm 16:11, NET). I will liken asking God for blessings alone to asking for honey only honey; and when the honey is finished, that’s it. I will liken asking God to be your inheritance to asking for not only the honey but the honeycomb and bees as well.
However, the fact that God was the inheritance of David didn’t exclude him from all the troubles and agonies of life. David like many of us went through troubles. But, because God was his inheritance, David could go to God at any time and call on Him. Every Christian goes through tough time like anybody. But what sets the Christian apart during tough times is their trust in God; knowing that God is their everything.
When you make God your inheritance, you are vowing to trust Him all the times. Trust in God is the one requirement we need if we want God to be our inheritance. We see David expressing his trust in God from the very first verse of Psalm 16. He said, “Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust”. Making the LORD our God your inheritance means trusting and obeying Him even if you don’t understand.
I want to encourage you to make the LORD your inheritance. And if you do that, I can assure you that you will not be moved, even in troubled times, because the LORD is your everything – your rock and shelter.