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Though He Was Rich (8 of 10)
II Corinthians 8:9
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is what Christmas is all about. Oh this lovely hymn, Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound. And how sweet the sound that Christmas is because it tells us of God's love for us and His grace toward each of us in sending His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to be our Savior. But this verse is a verse that speaks volumes in just a few brief phrases, "you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich..." And the scene of Jesus coming to this earth reminds us that Jesus existed before He came to this earth. Jesus existed in the bosom of the Father. There has never been a time when Jesus did not exist. The Son of God was the agent of creation. The Bible says by Him all things were created and for Him all things were created.
I. RICH IN HIS PERSON
Jesus Christ was rich, this verse says, and oh the riches of our Lord. Jesus Christ was rich in His person. The Bible teaches us that He was the center of heavenly praise. All the angelic hosts turned toward Him to praise Him in all of His glory. He left all the praises that were His. He left the central stage of heaven to come down to this earth. He was rich in His person. He was God the Son and the Son of God. As much God as though He was not God at all. As much man as though He were not God at all. Jesus Christ was rich in person.
II. RICH IN HIS POSITION
Then Jesus was rich in position. For Jesus has been God from eternity past until now. He was the God of this universe, the God who flung the stars into space, the God who scooped out the valleys and made the mountains. He was rich in position as creator of it all.
III. RICH IN HIS POSSESSION
He was rich in possession. For everything belonged to Him. The palaces of heaven, the streets of gold, that cattle on a thousand hills were His. Who can say today that Jesus Christ was not rich? Before He came to th ...
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