Made Rich By Faith
"For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of
the poor shall not perish for ever" (Psalm 9:18).
“Poverty is a hard heritage; but those who
trust in the LORD are made rich by faith. They know that they are not forgotten
of God, and though it may seem that they are overlooked in His providential
distribution of good things, they look for a time when all this shall be
righted. Lazarus will not always lie among the dogs at the rich man's gate, but
he will have his recompense in Abraham's bosom. Even now the LORD remembers His
poor but precious sons, "I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh upon me,"
said one of old, and it is even so. The godly poor have great expectations.
They expect the LORD to provide them all things necessary for this life and
godliness; they expect to see things working for their good; they expect to
have all the closer fellowship with their LORD, who had not where to lay His
head; they expect His second advent and to share its glory. This expectation
cannot perish, for it is laid up in Christ Jesus, who liveth forever, and
because He lives, it shall live also. The poor saint singeth many a song which
the rich sinner cannot understand. Wherefore, let us, when we have short
commons below, think of the royal table above.”
-C.H. Spurgeon British Prince of Preachers 1834-1892