Friday, September 17, 2010

The True Riches

“I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches” (Psalms 119:14).  The Bible teaches that the true riches in life are the gracious favor of God, genuine knowledge of God, and faith.  A rich person is one who is emptied of self and filled with God.  Why are such spiritual things the true riches?  True riches are what makes a person more valuable; they are what imparts an intrinsic worth to a person, which material wealth cannot do.  Do we judge the value of a horse by the richness of its saddle?  People, made by God as reasonable creatures, should be valued for something higher than the size of their bank accounts.  True riches are what makes us valuable in the esteem of God, who is best able to judge.  True riches are what can support us in our darkest hours.  When death approaches, and we are stripped of all other comforts, the exploits of our favorite football team will be meaningless.   

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