To the Galatians, Paul explains that since we belong to God, Jesus, the Church and each other that we will share things. We are all in God’s will as His children. Paul writes, “You belong to Christ, so you are Abraham’s descendants. You will inherit all of God’s blessings (Galatians 3:9). When we were born as children of this world, we were born as slaves; slaves to our fleshly desires and slaves to sin. But once we’re born again into the family of God, we’re set free from sin and are adopted into a very wealthy family. This is what Paul is referring to when he contrasts Abraham’s two sons, Ishmael and Isaac, the slave and the heir (see Gal. 4:21–31). We are no longer slaves, but heirs together in God’s family.

There are many kinds of wealth that we inherit as God’s children, His heirs. We inherit “The riches of His Grace” in Ephesians 2:7. There is nothing more fulfilling than to receive our full share of God’s grace. We used to be “children of wrath” which was a reference of God’s judgment. God’s throne of judgment has become to us a “throne of God’s Grace” where we find God’s love that meets our every need (Hebrews 4:16). Ephesians 2:4 also speaks to us of “the riches of God’s mercy.” We get that too! There is a difference between grace and mercy. God in his mercy does not give us what we do deserve, and God in his grace gives us what we don’t deserve. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed” (Lam. 3:22). God’s children experience “goodness and mercy” each day of their lives (Ps. 23:6). Riches like grace and mercy seem a little lofty to us, especially when it comes to making the rent and paying our bills, so God also has made us heirs to “the riches of His Glory. We read in Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God does not satisfy our “greeds,” but he does supply our needs (Matt. 6:19–34).

Some other riches that we inherit are; “The riches of his wisdom” (Romans 11:330. It is there for us when we make decisions in life. Another one that’s available to us as God’s children and heirs is “the riches of his goodness” (Rom. 2:4). All the “good things” of life come to us from God (James 1:17). We can always trust Him, regardless of the circumstances we currently face, to give us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it. Yes, indeed, as God’s children, we are truly the wealthiest of all people.

“The Spirit bears witness that we are children of God… and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.” Romans 8:16-17