THE CHRISTIAS HERITAGE.BY MELACTHO W. JACOBUS, D.D., LL.U." For all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas,or the World, or Life, or Death, or things present, or things to come;all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's." — I CoR.iii. 21-23.The apostle here takes an inventory of the be-liever's possessions, it' so be he may tempt him totlie enjoyment of the Christian's heritage. It isgiven in large figures. It is based on calculationswhich the world do not understand. It will seemto the uninitiated to be visionary; like those w41dreckonings, which are only on jjaper, and are notsustained by the facts. But it is as if a man hadbeen notified of immense estates, bequeathed tohim beyond the seas, from a long-forgotten rela-tive. And the man himself is slow to believe itall — has not even faith enough in the good newsto go and take possession, or even to enter hisclaim. And so the Christian, by the death of hisKinsman Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, has be-come heir to a patrimony in two worlds, whichtranscends all our arithmetic.How seldom do we think of the term Testament,as a legacy, and a legacy to you and me. It is2 THE christian's HERITAGE.not often noticed, liow this Gospel announcementis made as a 'preface to the Decalogue^ and must beread and received before any one of the command-ments can be understood or obeyed — "I am theLord thy God—ih?it have hrouglit thee out of theland of Egypt, and out of tlie house of bondage."