Saturday, December 16, 2017

True Riches

UV 2857/10000 True Riches
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
Job 5 v 9
The Lord does great things in our lives, wonders and miracles without number. Some of the miracles we are aware of, many happen without our even knowing. In the echo verse in the New Testament, St Paul marvels at this aspect of the Lord’s character in these words”
“ O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! “ The riches of wisdom and knowledge of the Lord God is unfathomable, unsearchable, unknowable, beyond comprehension. Yet the wisdom and knowledge of God is hid in Christ and revealed in and through Him to all mankind: His infinite love, His immeasurable grace, His immense mercy, His deep wisdom and amazing knowledge and understanding. Scripture speaks of different types of true riches: the riches of His glory, the riches of His grace, the riches of His wisdom and knowledge, the riches of His love, the riches of understanding of full assurance in Christ. Instead of amassing the transient riches of this world that are filtered out by the grave, we should aim to amass such true riches and become richer and richer in these dimensions of the riches of the Lord.

Though the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of the Lord is unsearchable and unfathomable, we have access to it in His word, in Jesus. When we have a personal relationship with the Lord, He makes known and available His wonderful power, His wisdom and His knowledge and understanding to us who humble ourselves to say, “ We are sinners and we need His grace to escape His righteous judgements.” We who believe receive a portion of His infinite wisdom, knowledge, understanding and power. Once we experience His love, grace and mercy personally in our lives, we can join biblical personalities like King David and Mary to say with our lips and to say often with praise to the Lord in our hearts that the Lord has done wonderful things to me, He has revealed His wonderful wisdom to me, He has done wonderful things in me, He has done wonderful things for me.
True worship is marvelling at the extent of the mercy, love and grace of the Lord. This sense of awe and reverence mingled with gratitude the best way to continually pray, praise, worship, fellowship with the Lord. Though His ways and judgements are beyond the reach of our human intellects and senses, the Lord will anoint us with understanding to be able to perceive it. The more we believe, the more we perceive, the more we perceive, the more we receive.

Prateep V Philip

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