Aside from the obvious fact that God owns everything, there are layers upon layers of His promises and truths, all coming from the same eternal VAULT. ‘How great thou art’ is an offering far too small.
We have this treasure in earthen vessels
Justified by His grace, we should be made heirs
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away.
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come.
According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises.
According to the riches of his mercy and grace
Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…….but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits
The Holy Spirit of promise: which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
When the apostles received their charge and began their work in Jerusalem at Pentecost, any person with a drop of honesty would see Simon Peter as a new man; just read Acts 2. We see something striking after the three thousand entered the fold. Peter met a beggar who could not walk, as a matter of fact he was lame from his mother’s womb. Kind of hard to fake this kind of life.
The lame man asked Peter and John for a donation, and Peter looked intently on him, and by the authority of the God in heaven gave him a bit of God’s wealth and said these words:
Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
What happened next? Well, he stood up, walked, leaped, and praised God of course. And everybody saw him, and knew who he was, and Peter testified once more of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
But note: Nazareth! Yes that place of disdain where ‘nothing good supposedly comes from,’ yes, that meaningless place on the map from whence sprang the Lord of glory. Oh how the riches of God are borne in poverty.
In light of the incessant reminders of the economy, prosperity, credit, debt, charges, APR, taxes, uncertainty, etc, we can easily see the GREAT care that God has for His people by telling us of His riches. And to the casual reader, ask yourself:
What is my treasure, my trust, my riches, my inheritance, what is precious to me, what am I heir to? For as the good book says:
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.