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The Way to Be Rich

*Digested and Edited from the Original:  Jon Macon

The way to be rich

But through Christ’s poverty, we have the opportunity to become truly rich.

It is through Christ’s sacrifice that we have redemption, reconciliation with God, the remission of sins, and freedom from sin (Isa. 53:5-6; Matt. 26:28; Luke 24:47;John 3:16-18; Acts 2:38; Acts 5:30-31;Acts 10:34-43; Acts 20:28; Rom 3:24-25;Rom. 5:6-11; 1 Cor. 5:7; 1 Cor. 10:16;Eph. 1:7; Eph. 2:13; Eph. 4:32; Eph. 5:2;Col. 1:13-14, Col. 1:18-22; Heb. 9:11-14,22-28; Heb. 10:4-23, 26-29; Heb. 12:22-24; Heb. 13:12-13, 20-21; 1 Pet 1:2, 18-19; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 5:6,8; Rev. 1:5-6;Rev. 5:9-10; Rev. 7:14; Rev. 12:11).

All spiritual riches and blessings are found in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 8:9; Eph. 1:3; Php.4:19; 1 Tim. 6:17-18; 2 Pet. 1:3; James 1:4; James 2:5; 3 John 2; Rev. 2:9).  We have the opportunity to see this glory of the Lord and have the same mind in us (Php. 2:5-8).  The glory of the New Testament is described in 2 Corinthians3:18: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

When we have the mind of Christ, changed into his image, we have the ultimate and eternal riches.  “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor. 4:16-18).

Finally, when we have followed Christ in this life, and are conformed to his image, we have the promise of partaking of the glory that he has again in Heaven.  In anticipation of receiving his request to have his glory restored, Christ also prayed in John 17:24 that we would be able to partake of that glory with him: “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.”

Jon Macon



a Christian, traveler and writer

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