When we set our mind on riches
What’s the first thought that’s implied?
Perhaps all that pertains to material wealth
And all things that multiply.
Is it gold or even silver
Or the status of a career?
The size of one’s bank account
Or the mansion they hold dear?
But these riches are so transient
And superficial they can be;
They’re fleeting and so temporary
With no eternal guarantee.
True riches cannot be bought or sold
As they’re spiritual through and through;
So intense and so manifold
With a wisdom pure and true.
God’s power, glory and His love
Along with His wondrous grace;
A redemptive sacrifice that saves our soul
As we run the race of faith.
An inheritance of eternal glory
And a calling rich and true;
A greatness of power towards us who believe
With an unsearchable kindness too.
True riches are eternal gems
Well-nourished pure seeds
Where thief can never rob or steal
An inheritance that’s guaranteed.
When we’re strengthened in the inner man
True riches are obtained;
A purchased possession sealed with a promise
Where God’s power is ordained.
(C) P.B. 2019
“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.” Ephesians 1:18-19
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7
“that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.” Ephesians 3:16