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