Words from the Heart for Thursday October 14th, 2021
When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, a breath will take them. But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, and shall inherit My holy mountain.
Isaiah 57:13 (NKJV)
In Canada, there is no inheritance tax. If you are the beneficiary of money or asset through an estate, the good news is the estate pays all the tax and probate before you inherit the money. Technically, once you inherit money, the tax has already been paid. Income tax is based on the final tax return of the deceased filed by the executor and probate fees are determined by each of the provinces. Probate fees and income tax are distinct and separate.
Most people have inherited something in their lives. Generations come and go, and they often leave something to the next generation. Sometimes it isn’t much, and in one case I knew, the only thing the parent left to their children was debt. That’s one inheritance the kids were not excited about! That would never happen in our relationship with Jesus Christ. The prophet says this in Isaiah 57:13: “When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, a breath will take them. But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, and shall inherit My holy mountain.” When we trust in the Lord we become His children, and He promises us that all that is His is ours. That’s an amazing thought. He tells us here we get both temporal and eternal blessings. He promises to provide our daily bread and He meets every other human need here on earth. And He invites us into His presence – His holy mountain – through faith in Jesus Christ. One of God’s names is Jehovah Jireh, the Lord who provides. As His son or daughter, all He has is yours.
These have been words from the heart.