Interested in riches, honour, enduring wealth, prosperity?

A blogger friend of mine and I were in conversation about this a few weeks ago and he wanted to make sure I wasn’t going “word of faithish” and I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going that route either – however – in Christ, through Christ, being associated with Christ – opens the door for all of this. Even though it is not “word of faithish,” it is a promise in the word of God.

My favourite description is the enduring wealth – it is like ancient wealth, it continues to make money just because of its vastness. It respects a distinct thing which is with Christ, and in His hands to give, even His justifying righteousness, consisting of His active and passive obedience, which He has worked out, is in Him, and given by Him to His people; and is what is called the righteousness of God and of faith; which secures from condemnation and entitles to eternal life; and is an everlasting one, as durable as His riches are, which are His fulness that ever continues with Him: pardon, sanctifying grace, as faith, hope, and love, always abide; and about the riches of glory there can be no doubt of the permanency of them; and the same may be said of honour both here and hereafter.

Then we have riches and honour – they arrive  literally to you and these are deposited by God directly to you. The riches of grace, redeeming, justifying, pardoning, and sanctifying grace, are intended, and the riches of glory in another world.

The honour He gives His people lies in their being espoused to Him, in being the sons and daughters of God through Him, in being made by Him kings and priests, and in reigning with Him here and for ever.

So if you are interested in riches, honour, enduring wealth and prosperity you will find them in Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; it is Christ in the word, and Christ in the heart; not only Christ revealed to us, but Christ revealed in us. All prudence and skill are from the Lord. Through the redemption of Christ’s precious blood, the riches of His grace abound in all wisdom and prudence. People find a way to mess things up and bring ruin into their lives; God found one for our recovery.   Wealth gotten by vanity will soon be diminished, but that which is received honourably, will wear well; and that which is well spent upon works of charity, will be lasting. If they have not riches and honour in this world, they shall have that which is infinitely better. They shall be happy in the grace of God. Christ, by His Spirit, guides believers into all truth, and so leads them in the way of righteousness; and they walk after the Spirit. Also, they shall be happy in the glory of God hereafter. In Wisdom’s promises, believers have goods laid up, not for days and years, but for eternity; her fruit therefore is better than gold.

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