Hello, today my sister and I are doing our pot together on Proverbs 20:7 and 21 which say:
“The righteous lead blameless lives;
blessed are their children after them.”
“21 An inheritance claimed too soon
will not be blessed at the end.”
Verse 7: If you lead a righteous life, then you are blessed. If you lead a righteous life then your children are blessed too. If your father is righteous, then you are blessed. Righteousness is rewarded while sin is punished.
We are all sinners, so we aren’t blessed of our own (or our father’s) accord. But God did something amazing. God, who is perfectly righteous, sent His own son to become sin for us. He sent Jesus to die in our place, with all our sin on Him.
Since we are now the children of God, and God is righteous, we are blessed. We are blessed in so many ways. We have been blessed enough to be the children of God, and to be saved from our sin. We have been invited to the wedding supper of Christ, because we are the bride. Revelation 19:9 says:
“Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.””
God has loved us so much, and blessed us so much. Praise God!
Verse 21 tells us that an inheritance will not be blessed in the end. This reminds me of the parable Jesus told in Luke 15; in this parable a young man demands his inheritance even before the father dies. Then he runs off and squanders his wealth.
Now you might think, as verse 21 tells us, that this was not blessed; you would think he would live with the consequences. And even if he did run back to his dad you wouldn’t expect him to receive much of a welcome! However, when the young man did come back to his father, he was accepted warmly by his father. Even though he was planning on only asking to be a servant, his father accepted him as a son.
What a picture of us. Way back in the beginning of time when Adam and Eve sinned you could say they squandered their inheritance. They squandered eternal life, and communion with God! But because God sent His son Jesus as a sacrifice to atone for our sins; we have been accepted as children of God! Jesus has now given us communion with God, and He has given us eternal life in heaven. Because of Jesus we have received an inheritance, and now we live.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland