Saturday, September 26, 2009
Simply put, THE greatest gift of God is “eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23); there are, however, many gifts, very many, given to us by the Mercy and grace of God. I speak of more than the “sign gifts” that we are all familiar with—yes, even beyond the promise of God, and into the realm of grace. The Lord is so good that it is beyond our comprehension how He could love “such a wretch as I”. Think a moment; aside from the promises of God (which cover all our needs, and beyond, themselves!), we are given (by grace) the treasures of the Lord, according to His Word. We are given a portion of His wisdom, the same wisdom that was with Him before the foundations of the world; the same wisdom that was there when He laid the foundations of the world, by His spoken Word. The Book of Proverbs has much to say about this wisdom, especially the eighth chapter. Along with this wisdom comes the treasure of the Lord. Better than rubies; finer than fine gold; more precious than anything we can imagine, or want “all things that may be desired are not to be compared to it” (Prov. 8: 11); friends, there is nothing greater than the wisdom of God, and the rewards she affords us. “Riches and honor” are with her, “Durable riches, and righteousness” (Prov. 8: 18) so that our barns are filled with good things, and our prosperity will be seen and known (Prov. 3: 10). These are just a few, but there are many more promises given for prosperity and satisfaction, and beyond, that we need to take hold of.