“But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
-Inheritance in Hebrew is written as nachalah & it means property, estate, possession, heritage & legacy. Inheritance refers to actual property or goods received after a family member’s death. According to the Jewish customs; inheritance was distributed to the deceased bloodline; as it in many societies today. According to the Bible references, larger tribes in Israel were give more inheritance (Num 26:52-55), all tribes were given inheritance except Levi for God was their inheritance (Jos 13:33), Rachel & Leah lamented the loss of their inheritance (Gen 31:14), the land of Canaan has been described as Israelites eternal possession (Ps 105:10-11), promised inheritance specifies those who fear the Lord & will inherit the world as an everlasting possession (Ps 25:12-13; Ps 37:29; Isa 54:3), the meek will inherit the earth (Ps 37:11; Mat 5:5), wisdom is good with an inheritance & profitable (Ecc 7:11), a young rich ruler asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life (Mat 19:16), God’s promise of inheritance to Abraham was based on faith not by works of the law (Rom 4:14 ; Gal 3:18), angels minister to those who will inherit salvation (Heb 1:14), having been justified by his grace we are heirs having the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:5-7), unbelievers will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6:9-10 ; Gal 5:19-21 ; Eph 5:5), Christians are heirs of God along with Abraham & Christ (Gal 3:29) etc.
-According to the above scripture; Abraham had no child to inherit his estate & Eliezer his oldest servant who ruled over his household would take over (Gen 24:2). According to the rules of inheritance; if a man died; his son would inherit his estate, if he had no son; his daughter would inherit him. If he had no daughter; his brothers would take over. If he had no brothers then his father’s brothers would inherit him. If his father had no brothers; then the nearest relative in his clan would take charge of his property (Num 27:8-11). God promised Abraham many descendants & land as an eternal covenant which was sealed by circumcision. Christ became our circumcision that we may put away sin & receive our inheritance through faith as Abraham did (Rom 4:13-14) & share in His eternal inheritance as His sons (Rom 8:17).
Lord our Father receive all the glory & praise for You have enabled us to see this day. You made an everlasting covenant Lord; with our father Abraham to give him many descendants & land as an eternal possession which we are also partakers through faith in Christ, have mercy on us Lord & bring this covenant to completion in our lives, families & the whole world. Remember Father all those couples who remain childless that You may bless them & make their quivers full of children according to Your merciful love. Amen
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