our inheritance

Our inheritance is in you, Jesus Christ
we who are ministers of the Lord
You, Jesus Christ, are our sole security
   Your name is our wealth
   Your name is our inheritance
   Your name is our income
   Your name is our salary
A salary not of money but of grace
Our inheritance is not dried up by heat
   nor devastated by storms
You, Jesus Christ, are our inheritance

after St. Ambrose, c.339-397, Bishop of Milan
included in a collection of prayers used by Indian priests; slightly modified

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So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

2 thoughts on “our inheritance

  1. New Living Translation. It presents the verse as a complete sentence; it stands alone better than other translations I consulted. The scripture is linked to the source. Try clicking on the reference.

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