2017-01-16 - The Riches of Christ
When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. (Matthew 14:34 NIV)
What an adventure the disciples had! They witnessed Jesus and Peter walk on water, and saw Jesus calm another storm at sea. These events led the men to realize that Jesus was indeed the Son of God, and they began praising Him. After that momentous experience with Jesus, their feet touched the ground at Gennesaret. Known for its rich soil and beauty, Gennesaret means "a garden of riches."
The Lord leads us to rich places. God is the abundant supplier of such resources. When we delight and adhere to Him, we will receive His riches: His grace, kindness, and patience. (Romans 2:4) These lead us to a right standing and closer relationship with Him.
Lord, Help me to view my surroundings as glorious. Even through rough terrain, help me not to give up before I arrive at a pleasing destination. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.