From Poor To Rich

Are you looking to become rich? Do you struggle to get by with what you have? Are you striving to improve your standing in life? Do you desire to have more? Do you know the riches of heaven are available to you?

Our nature is to be leery of any offer to give us something for free. We eye such an offer with skepticism. Our tendency is to believe it is too good to be true. We are right to view such offers here on this earth in such a manner.

However, there is a free offer that we should accept. It is an offer from God and given in the abundance of His mercy—it is His grace. We often view His offer with the same skepticism we view human offers. We suspect there is a catch. We often hear there is a catch.

God made His offer without a catch. We simply need to accept it. Oh, there will be changes in our lives as we gain a better understanding of all that God has done for us. But that is not a catch, rather it is a positive that takes place as we mature in His love.

You see, it is by God’s grace that He sent His Son to be the perfect sacrifice for us. It is by His grace that Jesus left heaven to come to earth. It is by His grace that Jesus became poor in order that we may be rich—that we may inherit heaven.

Jesus is the only one to leave His riches behind for our benefit. Perhaps that is why we are skeptical. It has only happened once in the history of this world. It will not happen again. Of course, there is no need for it to happen again. It is done.

God’s grace not only provides us an inheritance in heaven, but also gives us life in the here and now. His grace gives us the very breath we breathe. It is through God’s grace that we are blessed with all that we have and will achieve.

I pray that we all see the truth of God’s grace. I pray we accept the riches Christ provided us by Him becoming poor. I pray each of us grow in God’s love. Recognize God’s grace. Accept God’s free gift. Grow in love. God’s grace is enough.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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