Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1–17
Key Verse: Colossians 3:3
You died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Although financial poverty can occur through uncontrollable events, spiritual poverty is inexcusable for any born-again Christian.
Because we have been placed in Christ by God, we have constant, unlimited access to the Source of all spiritual blessings.
Why, then, do some walk well beneath the high calling of Scripture? Why do too many Christians suffer spiritual lack—living in perpetual defeat and disobedience?
The primary culprits that cause spiritual malnourishment are ignorance and unbelief. Our ignorance is of our resources in Christ. We fail to realize we are no longer habitual sinners, but justified saints.
But we must believe. Unbelief will always keep Christians mired in spiritual poverty. As long as you think of yourself in nonbiblical terms, suffering from self-condemnation and self-pity, you will not experience the joy, peace, and power that come from faith in Jesus Christ. You are a wealthy saint. God has a high calling for you.
By faith and a scriptural confession of what God’s Word says about you, claim your extravagant, new position in Christ.
Lord, on the basis of Your Word and by faith, I claim my new position in Christ. I am wealthy. You have a high and noble calling for me. I rejoice in my spiritual riches!