Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Worthy Is the Lamb (part 3)

Do you feast upon the wealth of Jesus?

 “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” – Revelation 5:12

Most people measure wealth in terms of assets and liabilities, how much money they have in the bank and what sorts of properties or material possessions they own. From the world’s viewpoint, tangible assets are what are passed on to an heir. Those who have a lot of assets are said to be rich. Some people measure riches in terms of knowledge, character, integrity, happiness or other intangible assets.

In Jesus’ inheritance from God, He receives riches. He certainly gains all the properties owned by God, which would be every tangible item within the universe, but He also receives all of the intangible assets as well. In Ephesians 3:8, the apostle Paul refers to them as “unfathomable” riches. One of the synonyms of unfathomable is incalculable. No accountant, group of accountants or all accountants on the face of the earth could create a net worth statement for the riches that Jesus inherits from God.

Our savior, Jesus, is worthy to receive those riches. Even better news for us is that He desires to share His wealth with us. “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10. (NKJV) That doesn’t mean that Jesus is going to give you a new Ferrari, but it does mean that He will go beyond providing for our needs.

Focus: Why do we struggle with the fact that Jesus will provide for us when we know that His riches are unfathomable and He desires to share them with us?

More: Ephesians 3

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