A Gospel Message by A. C. Gaebelein
3. The Most Wonderful Fact
BY HIS POVERTY WE ARE MADE RICH.
“For ye know the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich” (2 Cor. 8:9).
What a most wonderful theme we have here for our contemplation.
The great, the deep, the unfathomable poverty of the Son of God on the cross has procured us riches, incredible riches.
How great these riches must be, riches that have been won for poor lost sinners, for whom Christ died, but who now believe Him and His Word.
We shall find indeed that while the Riches of Christ that He had with the Father before the world are wonderful, the fact that such a One became so poor brings something greatly wonderful before our hearts, and that is the most wonderful of all: Riches that God has given us in Christ. This is the fullness of the blessed Gospel, a fullness that is so little preached and less believed today. Some emphasize in Gospel preaching the fact of the forgiveness of sins and, how the believing sinner is freely justified from all things.