The Riches of God’s Grace

by Dr. Charles Stanley

Ephesians 1:1-14

Do you think of yourself as rich? No matter how much money you have, if you’re a believer in Jesus, you’re extremely wealthy because God has lavished the riches of His grace upon you. At the moment of salvation, He deposited into your account “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (v. 3). Why, then, do so many believers live in spiritual poverty?

1. Ignorance. Some Christians don’t know about this unlimited spiritual “bank account,” and, therefore, they never draw upon it.

2. Confusion. Too many believers just don’t know how to access the treasures of God’s grace. As a result, they worry and complain about their needs and problems or in desperation come to the Lord begging and pleading for help, never realizing His abundant supply has already been deposited into their account.

3. Competing Interests. Distraction by things of this world may be the most common reason. Christians in this category focus on possessions, pressing responsibilities, and advancement but lack interest in God’s spiritual blessings.

The riches of God’s grace supersede any earthly wealth. They give the peace and contentment that money can never buy, and their benefits reach all the way into eternity.

The only way to access God’s spiritual riches is by faith. We don’t have to beg or persuade the Lord to give what He has already made available to us. Instead, we simply choose to believe that we are who He says we are and can do what He has called us to accomplish.

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2 Responses to The Riches of God’s Grace

  1. Sunil Munshi says:

    Too many believers just don’t know how to access the treasures of God’s grace. As a result, they worry and complain about their needs and problems or in desperation come to the Lord begging and pleading for help, never realizing His abundant supply has already been deposited into their account

    Good morning , (Indian standard time)
    Can you then please throw some light on what is meant by prayer. I would be highly grateful. Your whole post is very beautiful anyway.
    with best regards
    thank you and God bless you

  2. Anonymous says:

    Chuntie says:

    Advice is my treasure that every one have, even you have nothing at all!
    for advice makes you to laugh then cry and what so ever it be it make you to be worried
    for after all you heard those advice it makes you to think its all treasure of God:)
    and thanking him more for the instruction or guidelines and use other as instrument to be like them as you also be with them someday Psalm 104

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