Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Truly rich

One could be confused why the Bible sometimes extolled poverty, sometimes riches.  “Blessed ye poor, yours is the kingdom of heaven” (Lk. 6:20).  “There is none who has left house, or wife, or children, or parents or brothers and sisters who will not receive a plentiful return in this age and life everlasting in the life to come” (Lk. 18:29).

So Jesus showed by example and word what He meant by being poor in spirit (Mt. 5:3) and being truly rich (Lk. 1:53).  If it is not clear, just think, Jesus—God, Creator, King of kings, owner of the whole world shows us what it is to be truly rich and free.  Being rich does not mean slavery to money, things, or any creature at all.  “It is the freedom of the sons and daughters of God” (Rom. 8:21).

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