Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light – Colossians 1:12 AMP
Receiving from God is not according to the works that we have done, but according to His grace. That grace is in Christ Jesus. He qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. This means He has made us worthy. Being born again, you can boldly declare that you have the life and nature of God in you; you’re an heir of God’s infinite blessings. Jesus made it possible; the Word says “Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:9).
Religious Christianity would have you believe you’re “unworthy” in the presence of a holy and great God; and some would pray to God as unworthy supplicants. But note the tenses in our text. It says God has qualified and made us fit to share the inheritance of the saints in light. You couldn’t qualify by yourself for God’s blessings; your good deeds were not enough to qualify you to be an heir of God, and a joint heir with Christ. However, because of Jesus’ sacrifice, you’re now a partaker of the divine nature and a sharer of the inheritance of the saints in light.
This is the reason the Lord asked us to preach the Gospel (Mark 16:15). Jesus has qualified every man, woman, boy and girl to come into fellowship with God. He has made everyone worthy to be heirs of salvation and receive the blessing of eternal life. It was God who wanted us, and in Christ, reconciled us to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:18).
You might have lived a terrible life, and now you’re wondering, “Can God accept me?” He’s not mad at you at all. He wants you, because Jesus already paid for your sins. All you have to do is say, “Yes Lord! I thank you for all you’ve done for me in Christ Jesus; I accept you in my life.
Ask yourself this question: why would Jesus die for me if I was/am unworthy? Calling yourself unworthy is telling Jesus He died for nothing. He died for you because you were/are worthy for it.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for qualifying me to live a good, prosperous, healthy, successful and victorious life through the grace that’s in Christ Jesus. I take advantage of the glorious inheritance you’ve laid up for me in Christ and walk in the reality of your blessings today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 3:22-24; 2 Timothy 1:9