In Psalm 2:7-8, Jesus asked His Father for an inheritance, a legacy. His inheritance is the nations and the ends of the earth. We become part of this legacy when we give Jesus the place he deserves in our life—Lord and Savior. This is not merely about saying words, it is about stepping into our holy calling, united and equipped in the church.
This happens every day as the power of the gospel through the working of the Holy Spirit transforms people in their life, marriage, workplace, family, community, and neighborhood. This yields the fulfillment of our God’s desire for a people of every nation, adoring Him for eternity as one people (Revelation 7:9-12).
As a local church family, Jesus called us to display His desire and this daily life among our City. In particular, He called us to focus on and display this love amongst the First Ward neighborhoods of Columbia – 14 central City neighborhoods where we live, learn, work, and play.
Let’s settle in over January – March as we re-envision our hearts, our families, and our very calendars to the legacy He and we long for.
7 I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.