Money Matters: Devotions from Time of Grace

Thinking About Money God’s Way: Real Wealth

Are you a wealthy person? You’d probably say no. You’ve probably fantasized a thousand times about what you’d do if you had some real money. There’s always a better car, a better house, a better paycheck dangling in front of you.

But you really are wealthy, you know. Jesus Christ has made you a spiritual millionaire. Everything on this earth is fading; only what is in heaven will last. Possessing cash is like playing a temporary board game--you have a little fun and then it’s over. The Bible tells us the marvelous story of how God’s Son, Lord of the Universe, impoverished himself on this planet so that he could give us access to the eternal joy of heaven.

“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). Your greatest treasure is the forgiveness of sins that you enjoy through the shed blood of Jesus. For it is that forgiveness that guarantees that you may call yourself Jesus’ brother or sister and claim heaven as your real home.

Heaven eternally is better than cash now. Do you believe that?