This is Holy Ground – Rev. Gary Hilton – Genesis 49:29-33


The Old Testament, as it follows Israel’s lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, recounts an inheritance as an important function of society. One of the most important things you can inherit is land; the land of your father, the land of your ancestors. God’s inheritance for His people was the promised land, a place they can call home and be an example to the world. Yet, as the people fell to their own immoralities, God removed from them their inheritance and gave it to others for a time. We too have an inheritance from God. Blessed with the Gospel and adopted into the household of God, we inherit a place with Him, in His family. We are given the church, the commission to live, serve and love as Jesus did. We are blessed to be a part of God’s life giving work throughout the world. And yet, unfaithfulness breeds a loss of that inheritance, for if we neglect the charge God gives us and are unfaithful to Him, He will choose another. Let us focus in on God’s will, that our inheritance not be wasted and live in Christ’s example.