Enriched By Him

I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you

I Corinthians 1:4-6

As I was reading this passage, one phrase caught my attention: “…in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge.”  We can be, and ought to be, “enriched by him.”  That sounds like a great thing, but what exactly does it mean?  The dictionary defines “enriched” as: “to improve or enhance the quality or value of…”  And that is exactly what the Lord Jesus does for us.  He improves and enhances the quality or value of everything He touches, including us.

Everything in and about our lives is enriched by knowing Jesus.  Think about all of the aspects of our lives which have been “enriched by him.”

The quality and value of our families improves when He is in control.  He gives us instructions, guidance and wisdom to know how to help our families.  He gives us grace and mercy to love and forgive our families when they do things they shouldn’t.  He enriches our families.

The quality and value of our work improves when He is in control.  When we view work as something done to glorify God instead of as a drudgery to avoided if possible, the quality and value of it is going to go up.

The quality and value of our whole lives improves with Him.  He gives us a “peace that passes all understanding.”  He gives us joy even in the difficult times.  He gives us hope when those around us have none.

Jesus Christ literally enriches everything in our lives.  We should be thankful for Him!

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