Verse of the Day: Jesus Offers You Spiritual Riches

June 13, 2007


8 I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches.

9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.

2 Corinthians 8:8-9 (NLT)

From the Nelson Study Bible:

Verse 8: Generosity is the natural result of sincere love.

Verse 9: The Corinthians did not need a command (v.8), because the example of Christ taught them about sacrificial giving. He was rich: See John 17:5; Col. 1:16. He became poor: See Phil. 2:7,8 for an eloquent description of all that Jesus gave up to come to this earth. You…might become rich refers to the spiritual riches that Jesus gives to all who place their trust in Him: He offers forgiveness, justification, regeneration, eternal life, and glorification. Jesus purchases us from slavery to sin and makes us children of God. He gives us the right and privilege to approach God with requests and praise.


One Response to “Verse of the Day: Jesus Offers You Spiritual Riches”

  1. Spiritual can do wonders for a persons state of mind and body.

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