Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inheritance....

"He shall choose our inheritance for us,the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah."
Psalm 47:4

"....He chose so good an inheritance for Jacob because he loved him. Apply this spiritually, and it bespeaks,


 [1.] The happiness of the saints, that God himself has chosen their inheritance for them, and it is a goodly heritage: he has chosen it who knows the soul, and what will serve to make it happy; and he has chosen so well that he himself has undertaken to be the inheritance of his people, and he has laid up for them in the other world an inheritance incorruptible. This will be indeed the excellency of Jacob, for whom, because he loved them, he prepared such a happiness as eye has not seen. 


[2.] The faith and submission of the saints to God. This is the language of every gracious soul,
 "God shall choose my inheritance for me; let him appoint me my lot, and I will acquiesce in the appointment. He knows what is good for me better than I do for myself, and therefore I will have no will of my own but what is resolved into his."
Matthew Henry



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Isaiah 55:6,8-1