Enjoy Christ’s Riches in 3 Aspects Every Day

Enjoy Christ's riches in 3 Aspects Every Day

To be clear, we’re not talking about physical or material riches. It’s the wealth in Christ Himself that God intends for us to receive, experience and enjoy (Eph. 1:3).

I began to consider these riches in my daily Bible study.  As I was reading through Ephesians 3 in the Recovery Version, I discovered that there are three aspects of Christ’s riches.

Ephesians 3:8 says,

“To me, less than the least of all saints, was this grace given to announce to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ as the gospel.”

Footnote 3 on this verse in the Recovery Version says:

“The apostle announced not doctrines but the riches of Christ. The riches of Christ are what Christ is to us, such as light, life, righteousness, and holiness, what He has for us, and what He accomplished, attained, and obtained for us. These riches of Christ are unsearchable and untraceable.”

Here are three aspects of Christ’s riches for us to enjoy:  1) the riches of what Christ is to us, 2) what Christ has for us and 3) what He accomplished, attained, and obtained for us.

Now let us consider these three aspects of Christ’s riches and how we can appreciate, experience, and enjoy them in our daily Christian life.

3 Aspects of Christ’s riches for us to enjoy every day

First, Christ’s riches are what He is to us

As the footnote above mentions, Christ’s riches are first what He is to us–including life, light, righteousness and holiness…and much more.

John 1:4 says, “In Him was life and the life was the light of men.” In 1 Corinthians 1:30 Paul says, “But of Him [God] you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption.”

Life

Do you need life? Christ is the eternal, divine life of God (John 14:6). Without receiving Him as life we would all perish (3:16).  But when we believe into God’s Son, Jesus Christ, we have this eternal life (1 John 5:12). You can receive the eternal life which is Jesus Christ…right now! Just cry out and say, “Lord Jesus I believe into You. I receive You!”

Light

Do you need light? Christ is the light of life (8:12). Without light we have no way to go on, no way to grow spiritually, no direction for our living. Christ is not only the light of world generally but the light that shines in our hearts personally (2 Cor. 4:6).

Holiness and righteousness

How about holiness and righteousness? None of us can be holy as God is holy and none of us can be perfectly righteous. Yet Christ is both. He is absolutely holy and perfectly righteous—even called “Jesus Christ, the righteous” (1 John 2:1).

Calling on the Lord enables us to enjoy His riches

Simply contact the Lord Jesus with your spirit by calling on His name, “Lord Jesus!” He’ll become so rich to you.

In Romans 10:12b Paul says,

“For the same Lord is Lord of all and rich to all who call upon Him.”

The note on Romans 10:12 tells us that the secret to the enjoyment of Christ’s riches is to call on His name. Try it!

When we call, “Lord Jesus!” He is like a blank check to which we can fill in the amount. We’re not, but He is! He meets our need with what He is as life, light, holiness and righteousness.

Second,  Christ’s riches are what He has for us

Read more: http://holdingtotruth.com/2018/03/01/enjoy-christs-riches/twitter_0fea4c4249/

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