Riches of Grace

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? - James 2:5
 
Have you ever wanted to instantly be a millionaire?
 
It happened one day to Howard Jenkins. One day Jenkins checked his account through an automated teller and discovered that his account had over $88 million dollars in it. To double check the amazing number, Jenkins went into the bank and asked the teller for his balance. When she wrote eight zeros on the piece of paper, he almost fainted.
 
Although he knew that it was an error, Jenkins asked to withdraw $4 million and they handed it to him without batting an eye. He showed the money to his girlfriend, and her first reaction was, ”Where are we going?” But then she said, “We can’t keep this money.” Jenkins already knew it.  He just wanted to be a millionaire for the afternoon. He returned the cash.
 
You may strike it rich or work your way to be a millionaire. But if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you have available incredible riches . . . riches of grace. 
 
I challenge you today, to celebrate the riches of God’s grace in your life.
 
“The riches of His free grace cause me to daily triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.” - George Whitefield (1714-1770)
 
 

 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.