Wealthy in Christ? | Unashamed of Jesus

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For you understand the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although He was wealthy, but in your sake He grew to become poor, so that you simply by way of His poverty may change into wealthy. 2 Corinthians 8:9

The Apostle Paul says right here Jesus was “Wealthy” after which made “Poor” so we are able to change into “Wealthy”, what’s Paul speaking about right here? This scripture appears like ever prosperity gospel preachers dream, nevertheless lets look at this scripture in true context

Should you learn the whole chapter you see Paul was commending the Church of Corinth for being beneficiant and caring for every others wants, Paul makes use of this second to try to describe what Jesus did for us

I consider this educate finest parallels his educating in Philippians 2

 

who, though He existed within the type of God, didn’t regard equality with God a factor to be grasped, Philippians 2:6

 

Though Jesus is God (Wealthy)

however emptied Himself, taking the type of a bond-servant, and being made within the likeness of males. Philippians 2:7

Jesus made himself a bond servant (Poor) to be the atonement for our sins

By Jesus sacrifice on the cross (Poverty) we’re made (Wealthy) everlasting life

Paul is nearly utilizing a parable right here , the place he’s exhibiting our inheritance into the Kingdom of God by way of the sacrifice of Christ being like gaining nice wealth whereas being poor

“For what does it revenue a person to realize the entire world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

As Jesus taught, Earthly wealth is pointless. Solely the blood of Jesus Christ can save your soul. All the pieces on the Earth will ultimately fade away however the inheritance by way of the grace of God by our Lord Jesus Christ is everlasting Amen!

 

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