1 Cor 1_5_7_Enriched

He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only. (CS Lewis)

If you’re anything like me, you bristled a bit at the words above.  Everything within our culture screams at us to obtain more.  We’re a “more” culture!  We like to grab all we can, while we can.

Yet, the older I’ve gotten and the more I’ve obtain, the less those possessions have genuinely satisfied.  Yes, we have legitimate needs in this world – and our Lord already knows about them (Matthew 6), but if we truly have a genuine relationship with God, is there anything else that can top that?

Writing to new Christians in Corinth, Paul provided this assurance:

For in Him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge — God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.  (1 Corinthians 1:5-7)

While they may have lacked worldly wealth, those who had a relationship with Christ had been “enriched” in every possible way.  The word meant “abundant” or “full.”  Not necessarily with earthly possessions, but with every spiritual gift needed.  In short, with Christ they would possess absolutely everything needed until this life gave way to the next.  Or as Lewis contended, God alone is enough.

Lord, thank you for enriching our lives in every way necessary.  Forgive us for the times we long for “just a little more” than You. Reassure us today that You are always enough.  –Dave

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