By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
A heritage is something that belongs to someone by birth. It is an inheritance, something given by or through your parents.
God's testimonies (the Bible) were given to most of us by our parents; and, if not by them, it was given to us from someone who preached the Gospel to us. Through whatever source, we all receive the word of God as a heritage, not as a natural part of our being.
Once we have received the word of God as his word, as the inspired words of God, as the only source of real and divine truth, we receive them forever; for the word of God stands forever. It abides in all believers forever. It corrects, reproves, and instructs us forever. It is settled in heaven, and therefore it will abide in us throughout all eternity.
Some believers forget that it is the word of God that worked miraculously in their lives to save them from their sins, to seal them and to give them assurance for an eternity with Christ Jesus.
We accept the word as a heritage, because the words of God make us to rejoice in our hearts. If the word of God does not thrill your soul, then you must search the Scriptures, for they are they that testify of Jesus Christ (John 5:39).
Lu 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
If you have received God's word as a heritage, then you will bring forth fruit with patience. Let us seek his word, hide his word in our hearts, preach his word, and make his word the guiding force in our lives to bring glory and honor to him.