You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11

In the oil-rich parts of our country, wealth is often determined by mineral rights; that is, by owning the rights to the resources below the land. If someone owns a fair amount of acreage, large pay checks result from any oil company who drills for liquid gold on that person’s land. This person is enriched. Everyone wants to have mineral rights, to have a chance for riches.

We all crave riches. With so much money, we could eliminate our debt or aid a sick family member with ridiculously high hospital bills or send our children to the finest schools and universities. It’s something we dream about. If only it could happen.

God does bless us with finances and the earthly things we need to survive, like food, relationships, clothes, and jobs. Most importantly, he blesses us with a Savior who is leading us to eternal victory. Through Christ, we are enriched in every way. We are not bound by the wanting of mineral rights. In Christ, we will not want. He cares for our every need – emotionally, physically, and spiritually! And when he blesses us so deeply, we cannot help but share our gifts with others.

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