Inherit the Earth

The apostle hints at this in Ephesians 6:2-3: “‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with a promise: ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’” Here we see a remarkable shift in focus from God’s original wording of the fifth commandment found in Exodus and Deuteronomy. … The human race is brought back to a state of righteousness so that we might return to our Edenic calling to develop (“work”) the earth into a glorious garden-city and finally take possession of our long-awaited inheritance.

—David Hegeman

Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen