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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

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