THE RICHES OF GOD’s GRACE

Ephesians 1:3-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

What would it take for you to consider yourself rich? Would it require a healthy bank account? A fancy new car in the garage? The freedom to go online, click a few buttons, and have anything you wanted delivered right to your door?

You may not be so bold as to answer yes to the above questions, but does your life reflect this kind of attitude? Sadly, many believers are completely overtaken by the world’s standard of riches. This happens whether the individual is wealthy or not. For the well-off, the temptation  is to see money as the defining characteristic of their lives. For the poor, money becomes the be-all-end-all goal of comfort and satisfaction. You see, greed is no respecter of persons. It attacks rich and poor alike.

What many believers fail to realize is that in Christ, we are all rich. Sure, you may have a mortgage, a monthly car payment, and credit card bills; however, if you have placed your faith in Jesus, you can boldly acknowledge that the almighty God has already poured His richest blessings upon you. Hallelujah!

Ephesians 1:3 says that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Did you notice the tense of the verb there? He said “blessed,” meaning it has already happened. And He does not give just a little bit here and there; rather He lavishly pours out His blessings upon us.

Lord, help me to count my blessings according to Your values and not the superficial values of the world. You have given me gifts that are eternal. Thank You.

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