Word for Today
The Word (66)-you do not have to remain poor.
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich” (2Corinthians 8:9).
It is a great opportunity to be a Christian. It is a privilege to be saved. It is by grace that we are saved. If you are a Christian, you have no acceptable reason to be poor.
According to our Word for today, Jesus Christ gave His riches to everyone who believes in Him. Mere knowledge of the scripture is NOT enough. You have to put the word of God into practice and let Him work for you. The earth and its fullness belong to the Lord(Psalm 24:1).
Prayer is putting God at work. Sow and ye shall reap. Indeed, we reap what we sow. If you sow nothing, you reap nothing, except you steal it. Christianity is not mere talk or writing. It is field work. It is hard work indeed:
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
Father, please help me to understand your riches in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor based in the UK.