24 April 2022
Financial issues can be some of the biggest challenges for many people. Jesus understood this and talked about finances far more than he talked about heaven and hell combined. Yet a great many Christians get all offended whenever preachers even touch on financial topics. One of the first things Jesus said at the beginning of His ministry is that the Spirit of God anointed Him to preach the gospel (i.e. good news) to the poor. What's good news to a poor person? It is this: God provides a way out of their poverty. Jesus Himself became poor so that through His poverty you might become rich. That Bible truth is from the middle of two chapters in the Bible talking about money. So it's not just talking about spiritual poverty and wealth. It's talking about natural wealth. Part of what Jesus made available to you through his death and resurrection is wealth so that you can be even more of a blessing to the world around you. Are you willing to renew your mind enough in this area to get the revelation you need to receive this wealth Jesus intends for you to have?
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich. — 2 Corinthians 8:9 (WEB)