I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 2 Corinthians -8:9 “ For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He Was Rich, yet for your sakes, He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” From the above context we understand that our Lord Jesus Christ, who created the heaven and the earth, and who said, that the Earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof, was hanging on the cruel cross of Calvary as a man of poverty. He is a God who possessed both gold and silver in his hands. But he was hanging on the tree for you and me. Though He was rich He became poor that we might be rich. Apostle Paul had been commenting positively on the good works that were being carried out by the Corinthian believers. He was also emphasising about the motive behind the generous things they were doing. He encouraged them in their generosity and the grace within the community that he began to draw an astonishing comparison with the great and generous grace that God had bountifully poured out upon all humanity through our Lord Jesus Christ, for though He was rich beyond all measure, yet for our sakes He became poor, so that by His poverty He could make us rich, beyond our wildest imaginings. All things were made by Him – all the riches of the earth and the wealth of sky – the treasures of the oceans and the bountiful resources of the vast universe – all things were made by Him. All these unimaginable riches and the glories of His elevated heavenly status were laid aside simply because of His GRACE towards us. All the inconceivable and vast riches of His glory were set aside for your sake and for mine and He stripped Himself of everything – and became so poor that He did not even have a place to rest His head.
Though He was the Creator of the universe He was born into a human race. He came into a fallen world that was lying in the hands of the evil one, a world that was in bondage by satan, and the Son of God gave up all his glory for love of you and for love of me, so that by His deep poverty we might become rich. Jesus was rich and secure in the glory of heaven. He willingly became poor when He became a man, entering into the world of suffering and death in the flow of time on earth. He did this in order to die for the sins of humanity so that all who trust in Him can be forgiven of their sin and one day experience the wealth and security of living in glory with God. Have you realized that Jesus died for you. He wanted to set you free from your debts, from your disease, from your lack of joblessness, from your childlessness, from your fear, stress, mental agony, from your poverty and make you rich. He says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things, and be in health just as your soul prospers. ”The Bible says, Both riches and honour comes from You, ( God) and You rule over all, And in Your hand is power and might, and it lies in your hand, to make great and to strengthen everyone. ”And this God who is rich became poor and died on the cross outside the city gate in order to make you rich and prosperous. Will you turn from your wrong doings and receive Him as your Saviour, Lord and Master of your life? You will regain all that you have lost and be successful in your life. God bless you. Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord Your Grace and Love is great towards us. You became poor that we should become rich. You hung on the cross forsaken by God the Father, to save our soul from the mouth of the grave. Therefore we thank You Oh Lord. You stripped Yourself of all that You had to live a life of humiliating poverty, so that we could be saved from our sin and become rich. Help us to realize Your great sacrifice and live pleasing unto You.