17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him (Romans 8).
The word for “heir” comes from two words joined together: “kleros” (“allotment”) and “nomos" (“law”), thus “an apportionment by law.” The blood that flowed on Calvary created a binding bloodline with the Son of Man to everyone who in His name is born again, providing them with a legal inheritance as “children” of God, and thus with complete access to everything the Son of God is heir to.
We can no more be children of God without an inheritance, than we could be children of wrath without condemnation (Ephesians 2:3). A child of God is an heir of God, and an heir of God is a fellow heir with Christ. Period. Our inheritance is legally binding, and God, who is absolutely righteous, never breaks the Law!
Lord, we thank You for this legally binding bloodline You have created between us and Your Son, Jesus. Thank You that He is as much our Big Brother, as He is our Wonderful Savior. Help us This Day to walk with heads held high — not with noses raised up in vanity, but with eyes looking upward in hope of our Big Brother’s return and the glorification that awaits us as fellow heirs with Him. Amen.