True Riches


Mrs. Herbert Theodore Ashley was so busy organizing the Historical Society’s fundraisers, she had no time for what she called “church foolishness.” She was so annoyed when they picked her to deliver a check to a poor congregation in a run-down historic building.

When Mrs. Ashley arrived at the church, the congregation had gathered to thank God for the money. Amazed at glowing faces all around, she felt convicted. She’d spent much of her husband’s fortune seeking the joy God had freely given to that impoverished congregation.

“Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-27).

God’s wisdom and power far exceeds whatever humans can muster. People who are truly wise have no problem acknowledging that truth. When Christ followers look to God for help and wisdom, they can trust Him to give them what they need. God’s children are the richest people on Earth!