“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)” (Ephesians 2:4-5, NLT).

Those of us who aren’t rich wonder what it would be like to have so much wealth we could do whatever we dreamed and never have to worry about being on a budget. It sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Our God is rich – everything belongs to him, all the precious metals and gems and every resource this earth holds. The riches that mean the most are the intangible ones: his mercy, kindness, wisdom, strength and grace. These are the riches he shares with us by giving us life when he raised Jesus from the dead. He doesn’t wait for us to do anything; we can’t earn it or perform for it like a dancing bear. We have been saved by his grace and that makes us the wealthiest ones on earth.