Christ Became Poor So We Could Become Rich
by Heath Rogers

Paul uses the example of Christ to encourage the Corinthians to give more liberally: "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich" (2 Cor. 8:9).

Jesus "became poor" in that He willingly left His place at the Father's side in Heaven to come to this world of sin and sorrow to live as a humble Servant. He made the ultimate sacrifice by offering His body to suffer and die on the cross (Phil. 2:5-8).

It is through this great sacrifice that we can "become rich." The book of Second Corinthians abounds with reminders of the rich blessings we have in Christ.

If Jesus was willing to give everything when we had nothing, are we not able to follow His example and give what we can to further the cause of Christ and help our brethren who are in need?