My Father Is Rich | The Institute for Creation Research

My Father Is Rich

“O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches” (Psalm 104:24).

The words of the “rich” old hymn, “A Child of the King,” reminds us throughout of who we are as royal children. The first verse sets the stage by reminding us of just who the King, our Father, really is. He is rich!

My Father is rich in houses and lands, He holdeth the wealth of the worlds in His hands! Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold, His coffers are full, He has riches untold.

Our Father, the King, has great natural wealth, especially when using human wealth as an analogy. He says that “every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10). And why not? He is the Creator of all.

In the original created earth, He placed much gold and precious stones (Genesis 2:12). But He says, “My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver” (Proverbs 8:19).

Our Father’s riches are far greater than natural riches, however, for He “is rich in mercy, . . . His great love wherewith He loved us” (Ephesians 2:4). “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” (Romans 11:33). Indeed, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

Our Father’s riches, however, didn’t impede His love for us, as they many times do among men, for “though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich” (II Corinthians 8:9), and “that He might make known [unto us] the riches of His glory” (Romans 9:23). As children of the King, His unimaginable wealth is our inheritance. JDM

The Latest
NEWS
Moroccan Dinosaurs in Marine Rocks, Too
Two recent papers by paleontologist Nicholas Longrich and his colleagues describe some unexpected findings in phosphate mines of northern Morocco.1,2...

CREATION PODCAST
Ernst Haeckel: Evolutionary Huckster | The Creation Podcast:...
Ernst Haeckel, a German Zoologist, is famous for developing a series of images of embryos in development called Anthropogenie. These images,...

NEWS
Bees Master Complex Tasks Through Social Interaction
Bees are simply incredible.1,2 These little furry fliers challenge the very foundation of Darwinism in many diverse ways. Bees have been...

NEWS
The Tail of Man’s Supposed Ancestors
Although it has been known for decades and despite insistence to the contrary from the evolutionary community, man—Homo sapiens—has never...

NEWS
When Day Meets Night—A Total Success!
The skies cleared above North Texas on Monday, April 8, for a spectacular view of the 2024 Great American Solar Eclipse. Hundreds of guests joined...

NEWS
The Sun and Moon—Designed for Eclipses
Before discovering thousands of planets in other solar systems, scientists tended to assume that other solar systems would be very similar to our own....

NEWS
Let ICR Help You Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse!
On Monday, April 8th, the moon will move directly between the earth and the sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse visible in northern Mexico, much...

NEWS
Total Eclipse on April 8th
“You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that...

CREATION PODCAST
Dismantling Evolution One Gear At A Time! | The Creation Podcast:...
The human body is a marvel of complexity and the more we learn about it, the more miraculous our existence becomes! Can evolution explain the...

NEWS
April 2024 ICR Wallpaper
"He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down." (Psalm 104:19 NKJV) ICR April 2024 wallpaper is now available...