Faith & riches - Daily Bread


. . . that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance. – Ephesians 1:18

Do you want to be rich? Do you think your faith will bring you riches? What kind of riches are you looking for?

There’s good news and bad news if wealth is what you want. The good news is that God’s Word does promise riches to the believer. The "bad" news is that it doesn’t have anything to do with money.

Here are some examples of the riches that can be ours as believers in Jesus Christ:

• An understanding of God the Father and the Son, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:2-3).

• Christ, "the hope of glory," living in us (Colossians 1:27).

• Mighty strength in our inner being, "through His Spirit" (Ephesians 3:16).

• Having all our needs met by God (Philippians 4:19).

• The "wisdom and knowledge of God" (Romans 11:33).

• "Redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins," which comes from God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7).

Yes, God’s Word promises us great riches – treasures that we cannot even attempt to purchase with any amount of money. It is these riches that we must seek, enjoy, and use to glorify their source – our heavenly Father. – Dave Branon

The treasures of earth are not mine,
I hold not its silver and gold;
But a treasure far greater is mine;
I have riches of value untold. – Hartzer

READ: Ephesians 1

God’s Word promises riches that money cannot buy.


Kyels said...

I don't deny that wealth is important but if we are rich in that area and our lives are not rich with happiness, joy, laughter, etc, it would not be great too.

I guess the easiest way is so to appreciate what the Lord has given us.