The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

“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.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NASB)
Jesus Christ did not cease to be rich when He made Himself poor; that is, He did not cease to be God when He became man. He was God-man. As God He was still rich, but as man He was poor. He had no place to lay His head, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” He had no food to feed His guests on the mountainside, and He borrowed a small boy’s lunch of five loaves and two fishes and used that lunch to feed more than five thousand hungry people. Poor, yes–but God in the flesh; therefore rich.
Jesus was in the beginning with God. He was co-equal with the Father in all things. He left the Father’s bosom and took a body of flesh, putting Himself on an equality with man, sin apart. He had a body like ours except that He was sinless. Thus putting Himself on an equality with us, He enriched us with all the treasures that dwelt in Him.
“That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knitted together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3 (NASB)

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Comments on: "Though Rich, He Became Poor" (2)

  1. He who counts his riches from the outside, is a poor man indeed.

  2. Pity the man whose wealth consists of things. Lord, help me understand the wealth of a relationship in you.

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