If we think about poverty we typically think:
- no money
- no clean water
- no food/starvation
- no shelter/no home
- unwanted/unloved/uncared for/orphaned
- without hope of a future
This is abject poverty. It is situational poverty.
There is a poverty worse than all these…
It is the self-reliant and self-content person, who thinks he has no-need of God. This is a spiritual poverty and it leads to an eternity spent, permanently separated from God, in hell.
No-one needs to live with this kind of poverty because the greatest of all riches comes to us when we realize our need of Jesus.
Jesus gives Himself to us freely and completely. All we do is accept His free gift.
Jesus makes us right with God and wealthy beyond measure.
And yet, so many people live without Him, thinking I can do this on my own. And still others haven’t even heard the good news about Jesus yet…They live poorer than the poorest people on the planet.
Some of the poorest are living on your street and on my street. We have the awesome job of telling them the good news…