“Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” (James 2:5).
Our God is rich in faith. He created the whole universe by faith. “By faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God” (Hebrews 11:3). He created the sun, moon, stars, the visible things and the invisible things as well. Now, God wants to turn you into blessed in faith.
Smith Wiggles Worth was illiterate. He carried out door to door plumbing work by visiting houses. Though he was a labourer, God willed to make him a warrior of faith. While being saved, he turned into one, blessed in faith. He brought back twenty-three dead persons back to life by faith. He said, “It is the Scripture of God which turned me into blessed in faith. As I went on reading the Scripture, the heavenly faith came to me like a flood. I may forget to wear a shirt or may forget to wear footwear but will never forget to read the Scripture.
That day God told Thomas and today He says to you “Do not be unbelieving but believe. If you believe, you will find the glory of God. If you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.” The worldly people are in search of money, wealth and worldly glory. They are longing to find a shortcut to become rich. But we receive wisdom, knowledge, grace and mercy, only through the faith. So, your wish should be to become rich in faith. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these worldly things shall be added to you (Mathew 6:33).
Who is our God? He is the King of great glory. The earth and all its fullness are the Lord’s. The world and those who dwell therein are also the Lord’s. The silver and Gold are His. Every bird of every sort and every beast after its kind are His. It is He who created the pearls, diamonds and the Chrysoprase and how ordinary, the worldly riches to Him!
An American servant of God said “What is the reason behind America being so rich among all the countries of the world? It is because we believe God. In every currency of dollar, we have printed “In God we trust.” Dear children of God, how great the richness of faith which God has given to you! They are crores of times greater than the worldly riches. So, will you rise and shine for God with faith
To meditate: “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” (Romans 11:33).