“Silver and gold I do not have… (v6)
Is Jesus enough? That’s a question many Christians need to ask themselves. They have abundant material possessions. But do these believers depend on Jesus? Or on their stuff! While having wealth is not condemned in Scripture as long as priorities are in order and the needs of others are addressed, those of us with relative wealth must remind ourselves that Jesus-not riches-sustains us. The apostle Peter helps us with this in the story of the lame man begging at the temple gate in Jerusalem. This man asked Peter for money, but Peter replied, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I give you: in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, rise up and walk (Acts 3:6) The man lying at the gate thought the answer to his problem that day was money, but Peter showed him that the answer was Jesus. And He still is. I read about a group of Chinese Christians who have much to teach us as they seek to spread the gospel in their homes and beyond. These believers say, “We can’t afford any big programes or fancy gospel presentations. All we have to give people is Jesus.” Jesus is enough for our brothers and sisters in China. He is enough for the poor. Is He enough for you? Dave Brannon. (ODB)
You may have much gold and grandeur Yet by God be reconed poor. He alone has riches, truly Who has Christ, though nothing more – Bliss
Our greatest riches are the riches we have in Christ.