Are You Ambitious? Jesus Offers Riches.

Feb 18, 2021

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.   – Ephesians 2:4-7

When I was a toddler, I could not have imagined what a rich life I had ahead of me.  I don’t mean rich in money or material possessions; I mean rich in experiences of delight, beauty, pleasure, satisfaction, happiness and wonder.  In time, I discovered the delight of playing with a puppy, the beauty of a mountaintop view, the pleasure of sex with my wife, the satisfaction of writing a well-crafted sentence, the happiness of welcoming my son into the world, and the wonder of gazing into a darkened sky dotted with stars.  These and tens of thousands of other similar, but wonderfully different discoveries only further enriched my life.  But, as good as they have been, these are measurable riches.  They are fixed and finite.  They will end for me when my time on this earth ends.  But that end is just the beginning.  Because of God’s mercy, grace and love toward me in Jesus, I have riches of His kindness awaiting me.   These riches are immeasurable.  These riches are eternal.  There is a glorious eternity looming ahead of me and all who trust in Jesus in which bad things will be eliminated, good things will be perfected and the best things will be unveiled.  What God gives to us because of, through and in Jesus is unimaginably delightful, beautiful, pleasurable, satisfying, joyful and wonderful.  We have an eternity with Him that… Never gets stale.  Never gets boring.  Never gets routine.  Never gets unappealing.  Never gets finished.  There will always be more to discover and enjoy from the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.  Don’t live for this day; live for that day.  Don’t be discouraged by this day; be encouraged by that day.  Take hope in this every day:  for those who are trusting in Jesus, the best is always yet to come.

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