There are things that make us rich
But simultaneously make us poor;
It’s where we increase our materialism
But we’re spiritually bankrupt to the core.
Although many are poor indeed
Their souls can be rich with kindness,
And when they look out for the needs of others
They won’t suffer from spiritual blindness.
There are those who barely make ends meet
But their love is overwhelming,
And when they do receive they’re quick to give
And their focus much joy it brings.
To be rich in love is everything
Particularly when doubts starve to death,
And our faith is increased abundantly
Where there’s no room for regrets.
When kindness reveals its richness
It is something we never forget,
As it overflows our heart with joy
It’s where love and goodness have met.
When faith reveals its golden ways
It reassures the soul with hope,
As its dividends create wealth indeed
With a comforting peace that copes.
The only time we should be poor in spirit
Is when we acknowledge our need for the Lord,
As we humbly repent and change our ways
And be renewed by His word.
If we’re financially rich we should give to the poor
And ask God where to distribute;
When we’re led by His Spirit there is much fruit
Leaving a legacy and a tribute.
God’s grace and love is rich in spirit
And His eternal rewards are great,
When we acknowledge we’re poor we become rich in Him
And His mercy is never late.
Jesus’ focus was on souls
Not on material things,
But He was rich beyond comprehension
With much spiritual fruit this brings.
(C) P.B. 2020
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
“There is one who makes himself rich yet has nothing, and one who makes himself poor yet has great riches.” Proverbs 13:7
“As it is written ‘He who gathered much had nothing left over and he who gathered little had no lack.'” 2 Corinthians 8:15
“that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.” 2 Corinthians 8:2
“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3