Riches of His Inheritance
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:18
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, (ESV)
Christianity is only for the weak. It is of no consequence today because it does not care about what is happening in the “real” world. Christianity is a waste of time because it is caught-up in other-worldly matters. This is as much of a common objection today as it was to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The Doctor meets the objection head on and points to the reality that the Bible does call us to fix our minds on the world to come. What is important is that this is a good thing for this world! Looking to the list of faithful men and women of Scripture and of history, Lloyd-Jones argues that the ones who did the most for this world had their eyes set on the world to come. The greatest benefactors of this world are those men and women of God who were concerned about the inheritance of the saints. If mankind forgets the next world, everything goes wrong for this world. Not to be interested in the glory to be revealed in heaven is to be unlike the Lord Jesus Christ himself. Our minds must be fixed on the glory to come when we will be with God.