124. DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEN YOU ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAVIOUR, YOU BECOME AN HEIR OF GOD AND A JOINT HEIR WITH JESUS CHRIST? That is very true indeed. The Holy Bible says in Romans 8:16-17,
"THE SPIRIT ITSELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT, THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD:
AND IF CHILDREN, THEN HEIRS; HEIRS OF GOD, AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST; IF SO BE THAT WE SUFFER WITH HIM, THAT WE MAY BE ALSO GLORIFIED TOGETHER."
Now in this portion of Holy Scripture we see that in fact we as children of God-those persons who have accepted JESUS as their own personal Saviour, will be heirs of God and joint heirs with JESUS.
An heir is defined as one who inherits from his or her ancestors. We as children of God are heirs of God which means we will inherit that which the God of the Holy Bible, who is the God of the universe has ordained for each of us to inherit. Now that is just behond our comprehension I suppose because God owns everything that is seen and unseen, God knows all and has all power and has all knowledge and is everywhere at once.
As being a joint heir with JESUS CHRIST we will be like Him and we will jointly inherit that which JESUS inherits from God the father. To that I just say Hallelujah!
125. WHAT IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN RUBIES AND IS EVEN ABOVE WHAT YOU AND I CAN EVEN DESIRE ON THIS EARTH? The answer is "wisdom"! That's it. It is WISDOM. The Holy Bible says in Proverbs 3:13-23,
"HAPPY IS THE MAN THAT FINDETH WISDOM, AND THE MAN THAT GETTETH UNDERSTANDING.
FOR THE MERCHANDISE OF IT IS BETTER THAN THE MERCHANDISE OF SILVER, AND THE GAIN THEROF THAN FINE GOLD.
SHE IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN RUBIES: AND ALL THE THINGS THOU CANST DESIRE ARE NOT TO BE COMPARED UNTO HER.
LENGTH OF DAYS IS IN HER RIGHT HAND; AND IN HER LEFT HAND RICHES AND HONOUR.
HER WAYS ARE WAYS OF PLEASANTNESS, AND ALL HER PATHS ARE PEACE.
SHE IS A TREE OF LIFE TO THEM THAT LAY HOLD UPON HER: AND HAPPY IS EVERY ONE THAT RETAINETH HER.
THE LORD BY WISDOM HATH FOUNDED THE EARTH; BY UNDERSTANDING HATH HE ESTABLISHED THE HEAVENS.
BY HIS KNOWLEDGE THE DEPTHS ARE BROKEN UP, AND THE CLOUDS DROP DOWN THE DEW.
MY SON, LET NOT THEM DEPART FROM THINE EYES: KEEP SOUND WISDOM AND DISCRETION:
SO SHALL THEY BE LIFE UNTO THY SOUL, AND GRACE TO THY NECK.
THEN SHALT THOU WALK IN THY WAY SAFELY, AND THY FOOT SHALL NOT STUMBLE."
In this beautiful portion of Holy Scripture we see that wisdom is in fact more precious than rubies and that anything and everything that one can desire cannot be even compared to wisdom.
If you lack wisdom, ask JESUS for more and He will give you wisdom. The Holy Bible says in James 1:5,
"IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN LIBERALLY, AND UPBRAIDETH NOT; AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN HIM."
Do you want to live to be a ripe old age? Verse 16 has your answer. Wisdom complements all areas of a person's life.