January 6, 2020
“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound…” (Philippians 4:12).
As we face the coming year, if the stock market goes down, what we have in Jesus Christ—eternal security, salvation, a relationship with the King of kings—is worth multiplied billions and more. Today some of you find that you’re abased. You’re saying, “I can hardly make it till the next paycheck.”
Some of you are abounding. You have more than you ever thought or dreamed. If you have that, I’m happy for you. It is the Lord who gives you the ability to get wealth. Thank God for it. Don’t be ashamed of it.
From his prison cell Paul says, “Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (vs. 12-13).
If you have Jesus, friend, you have something wonderful. You are rich, regardless of what you may or may not have in the bank. Now say, “Amen.”