Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:…
A pious military officer desirous to ascertain what were the real feelings and views of a dying soldier, whom he had been instrumental in bringing to the truth, said, "William, I am going to ask you a strange question. Suppose you could carry your sins with you to heaven, would that satisfy you?" The poor dying lad replied, with a most affecting smile, "Why, sir, what sort of a heaven would that be to me? It would be just like a pig in a parlour." "I need not add," continues the officer, "that he was panting after a heaven of holiness, and was convinced that if he died in sin he would be quite out of his element in a heaven of purity."
Parallel VersesKJV: Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: