EXALTING THE POOR
Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation.
Today’s verse is a command for the poor Christian to rejoice. A Christian who is economically poor May have nothing in the material world to rejoice about, but he can rejoice in the knowledge that God is exalting him spiritually in his standing before God. He May be hungry, but he has the Bread of Life. He May be thirsty, but he has the Living Water. He May be poor, but he has eternal riches. He May not have a satisfying home here, but he has a glorious home in the life to come. In this life he May have trials, but God is using them to perfect and exalt him spiritually.
The Christian who is deprived can accept his trials because of the hope of receiving an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that will never fade away (1 Pet. 1:4). True riches belong to us, so poverty is a short-lived trial that can be endured as we look ahead to a glorious time of exaltation.
~ John MacArthur ~