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Pretending to be rich… Not a good idea

08 Jan

Hello again!

I would encourage you to look for how this can point towards Jesus’ sacrifice for us:

Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked. One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat. (Pro 13:6-8)

“Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless
“One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.” “The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth

I think you’ll have noticed the under-lined (etc) words in these verses, I want to try to tell you what strikes. Whose way is blameless? Who on earth would pretend to be poor when he was really rich? What does it mean”the ransom of a man’s life is his wealth”?

Firstly, all Christians are blameless as of today. Why, you ask? Because, Jesus died for, and rose again for us. Jesus pretended to be a “mortal” when he was really God almighty. Don’t get me wrong, he was of course, fully man, but, he was also fully God. Not only just a mortal, but I poor one. When he had all the riches of heaven, I’d call that pretending to be poor. And, most importantly, the ransom of Jesus’ life for you and for me, is his wealth, he gained all of us by laying down his life for us.

Jesus pretending to be poor, while we pretended to be rich, just look at the Pharisees! They sure claimed to be “spiritually rich”, and I think the reality of that is obvious. Jesus was the only blameless person alive, and, because of his sacrifice, “!of his life!”, we are now ransomed and free from blame. The only thing I can think of saying is, “thank you Jesus!”.

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on January 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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