«O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance»(Psalm 16:5, 6).
An inheritance consists of the properties, rights, and obligations that are passed onto the heirs of an individual after he or she dies. Generally speaking, it entails assets that are passed from parent to children. There are also other types of peculiar inheritances that have become famous all over the world. In Italy, for example, a woman decided to leave all her assets to her cat Thomas because he offered her affection and tranquility throughout the last years of her lifetime. In Spain, a famous singer inherits a title of a noble. In Chile a thirteen-year old girl inherits a million-peso debt after the unexpected passing of her parents. Many parents consider that the best inheritance they can leave their children is an education, while the children look forward to inheriting a sustainable planet.
Imagine for a moment that you have the possibility of choosing an inheritance. What would you like to receive? What inheritance would you choose? In Psalms 2:8, the Lord encourages us to ask for an inheritance through these words: Ask of Me, and I will live You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.’ Imagine your dream might come true! What would you ask for? In such a case, it is necessary to think about it thoroughly no to be mistaken and to find the best option.
Psalms 16 describes the time when King David chose his own inheritance and, remarkably, did not look for objects, lands, wealth, and honors; not even success, fame or victories; his inheritance consisted of one Person, «0 Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance» (vv. 5, 6).The Psalmist could have asked for whatever he wanted, yet he yearned to inherit the presence and companionship of God Himself. Even if wealth, lands and honors could bring him partial and temporary satisfaction, he preferred a person, a friend—the best friend of whom he said, «you will show me the path of life;» because «in your presence [God’s presence] is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore» (v. 11). In other words, God’s inheritance gives complete and eternal joy. And this inheritance is guaranteed for you too.