And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Through Christ we are heirs according to the promise given to Abraham. We are one with Christ and therefore heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus, redeemed from the curse of the law. Abraham was given a promise by God to be made righteous, receiving right standing with God. In receiving this right standing with God, the Lord also promised to bless Abraham.
By our faith in Christ we become partakers of that same promise. Once born again we receive our right standing with God through His gift of righteousness. This right standing with God has given us the right to our inheritance because we are now sons and daughters of God. As scripture teaches us, if God did not spare His own Son for us, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.
Often believers don’t receive what is rightfully theirs because they don’t think they deserve what God has provided. You don’t receive what He has purchased for you because you deserve it, but because you have been made the righteousness of God. It is now yours by birthright. Just as we did not deserve to be born again, but received the gift of new life by faith in what Christ did for us, so do we receive all of our inheritance as a child of God. We have the blessing of Abraham for we are heirs according to the promise of God.