II Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Dear friends, poverty is one of those tragic realities of human life. In this verse ‘poverty’ refers to;
Poverty of human spirit
Poverty of human mind
Poverty of human body
Poverty of human heart
Poverty of human conscience
Poverty of human soul
Poverty of human emotions and senses
Jesus came to take all of these upon himself. For our sake he became poor. Through his work and by his grace we became rich in all areas of our life. Your name may not be on the same list with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. But if you are in Christ your name is listed on a superior list along with Abraham, David, Peter, Paul, Mary, Elizabeth, Luke and Barnabas. This wealth and poverty exchange with Jesus was completed on the cross. Therefore through Jesus we can now stand strong and advance in life as a person made whole and rich by grace alone. Hallelujah!!!!