If we look at the first verse of this chapter we discover that the person this is talking about is the one "that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments." In his house will be wealth, riches and righteousness. Of course when we read this we immediately think of wealth and riches on a natural level-- money, gold and silver. I want us to look at these from a spiritual perspective this morning.
Let's look at our house as not being our physical dwelling place, but our lives. In Matthew chapter seven Jesus compares our lives to houses. When we hear His word and apply it to our lives, we are like wise men who build our houses (our lives) on a rock. So we can say that wealth and riches are in our lives when we fear the Lord and delight in His commands. We know righteousness is because we have the righteousness of Christ applied to our lives at salvation-- righteousness is not a physical thing but a spiritual characteristic.
Having established this foundation, let's look some more at this. The Lord has deposited "wealth and riches" into our lives. "Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness." (Proverbs 8:18) What is this wealth and what are these riches? Silver and gold. Silver represents redemption- salvation. What greater riches can we posses than salvation which brings eternal life. (There is no profit if you gain the world and lose your soul. Matthew 16:26). Gold represents holiness, the Divine nature of God. How much richer can you be than to have God's nature residing in you! His life is in you, His holiness, His righteousness, His power, His Spirit, His grace, His love, His wisdom, etc.
Also God has placed gifts, callings, talents and abilities in you. There is an abundance of wealth inside you, given to you for a purpose. Through them He can give you the power to get physical wealth, to stand in places of honor, to see doors open, to reach the nations, to build His Kingdom, to make Him known and to bring glory to His name.
For many of you this wealth and riches are being held captive inside of you unused, and unrecognized that they are even there. You need to discover what the Lord has placed in you so that you can begin to use them. Start praying that the Lord will show you the riches that He has placed inside of you. Start calling forth those gifts and talents that are being held captive through dormancy in your life. Then watch God do some amazing things through you and see what He will purchase for His Kingdom through those riches.
Have a great day. Wealth and riches are inside of you. Start using them for the work of the Kingdom.
For further reading:2 Corinthians 5:21
Matthew 7:11,24-27; 25:15
2 Peter 1:4
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