The Lord’s people are His inheritance (Deuteronomy 32:9; Psalm 28:9; 33:12; 106:40).
The Lord Jesus Christ inherited the people of God from God the Father (Hebrews 2:13) who had made Jesus heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2). Thus God’s people were bequeathed to the rightful heir – the Lord Jesus Christ.
Of course, the person doing the bequeathing and the person receiving the bequeathing we now know were the same person. God became Christ that He might redeem us all. God left all to Christ that He might receive all as Christ.
No wonder the Scripture tells us to die to ourselves and live to God; it’s a trail that God Himself has blazed (“Dying” to His former life as Creator that He might live to His new life as Redeemer).
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