Thursday, July 4, 2013
You're richer than you think ...
What did he have to say for himself?
"I had no idea I had so many valuable possessions!"
Most of us haven't done anything quite as stupid as this, but many of us find ourselves at the same conclusion as that drawn by Mr. Prendergast --- we had no idea we had so much!
But according to the Apostle Paul, as a Christian you're probably richer than you think ...
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ," Ephesians 1:3.
Along with the incredible blessings of God, today, as Americans, we take time to reflect on the great blessing of living in the "land of the free, and home of the brave," and all that offers to us.
You are, indeed, richer than what you might think!
Paul offers a much better way to respond to such lavish blessings than Prendergast's example ...
"So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding," Ephesians 1:6-8.
Today, remember to thank God for all His blessings, especially that of true freedom. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!