Inheritance

Deuteronomy 4:21; Psalm 105:11; Ezekiel 45:1; Psalm 33:12; Psalm 78:62; Colossians 1:12; 1 Peter 1:4; Ephesians 1:14; Ephesians 1:18
The land of promise is constantly spoken of as the inheritance of Israel: the land flowing with milk and honey was given to them by God (Deut. 4:2121Furthermore the Lord was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance: (Deuteronomy 4:21); Psa. 105:1111Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: (Psalm 105:11), and more). So when Israel returns to take possession of the land in a future day, it is still called their inheritance (Ezek. 45:11Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the Lord, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about. (Ezekiel 45:1), and more). This all shows that they were and will be an earthly people, but God blessed them on earth in relationship with Himself as Jehovah, and will again bless them on earth when they own the Lord Jesus as their Messiah. In connection with this God calls Israel His inheritance: He hath chosen them for His own inheritance (Psa. 33:1212Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12); Psa. 78:6262He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance. (Psalm 78:62), and more).