“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:11-12).
There are a couple of ideas here which the devil uses to divide Christians: inheritance and predestination. These things point to what God is doing. Never forget that God gets all of the verbs. Is not an inheritance what you anticipate receiving after someone dies? Does not predestination simply speak of what is already known? Yes, Jesus died, and we inherit His life. This was the plan God established in the beginning and so it was predestined to be as God willed. He who knows all has done this.
Lord, let me not be taken captive by theologies that titillate and instead help me to stand on the firm ground of Your revelation of grace and mercy. Lead me according to Your goodness to know what You intend for me and lead me according to Your will to fulfill what You know needs to happen in my life. Let my hope always be in You, the truth You have revealed, and the grace which is mine through the cross.
Lord Jesus, You have paid the price for my redemption. You have set the course for my life according to what was planned from the beginning. In You alone is hope and an eternal future. Lead me, O Lord, according to Your purpose so that I may walk by Your grace, live in the faith You have given, and love as You teach me to love. May all I do be a reflection of Your love in me. Amen.