13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
An heir is defined as “a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another upon that person’s death.” Such a claim can only be enforced in the presence of a legal document like a will and testament. Jesus provided that legal basis as He shared in Matthew 26:28 “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” In today’s verse, the Bible calls us “heirs of salvation”, and this brings to light one of the most important aspects of salvation. Christ has already died for the sins of mankind and that means our inheritance has already been legally transferred. Salvation is not something that we are hoping to get at the end of life’s journey; it’s what we get immediately upon the profession of faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning death on the cross. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)