Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

Colossians 1:12

Qualifications matter to any prospective employer, whether academic, technical or artisan. Qualifications and experience are the two touchstones by which job applicants are judged. How differently God looks at applicants to his kingdom of light! In preparing for our secular future, we have to qualify ourselves; whilst in preparing for our eternal future, we can safely and thankfully leave the qualification to the Lord. Paul confirms that he has already qualified us comprehensively for our inheritance, which, as Peter reminds us, can never perish, spoil or fade and is reserved in heaven for each one of us (1 Pet.1:4). What a wonderful feeling of relief this brings!

Daily Reading: Matthew 19