A human being lives, but he is given life.
Also tomorrow we start Colossians it should take us about 12 days then we will start Proverbs after that. So thanks again for coming to your blog and studying with us.
New King James Version (NKJV)
21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
I was going to add this to yesterday’s studies but I changed my mind because I believe we would have passed over some good thoughts we can get from these three verses.
Thought of the Day
God’s Word promises riches that money cannot buy.
…that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance. —Ephesians 1:18
Do you want to be rich? Do you think your faith will bring you riches? What kind of riches are you looking for?
There’s good news and bad news if wealth is what you want. The good news is that God’s Word does promise riches to the believer. The “bad” news is that it doesn’t have anything to do with money.
Here are some examples of the riches that can be ours as believers in Jesus Christ:
An understanding of God the Father and the Son, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:2-3).
Christ, “the hope of glory,” living in us (Colossians 1:27).
Mighty strength in our inner being, “through His Spirit” (Ephesians 3:16).
Having all our needs met by God (Philippians 4:19).
The “wisdom and knowledge of God” (Romans 11:33).
“Redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,” which comes from God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7).
Yes, God’s Word promises us great riches and treasures that we cannot even attempt to purchase with any amount of money. It is these riches that we must seek, enjoy, and use to glorify their source our heavenly Father.—Dave Branon
The treasures of earth are not mine,
I hold not its silver and gold;
But a treasure far greater is mine;
I have riches of value untold. —Hartzler
Personal Reflection and Discussion