James 2:5 reads, “Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”
James 2:5 indicate that those from the poor class in relation to this world who place their trust in Christ as Savior are chosen by God to be rich in relation to His kingdom. Regardless of their poor status in the realm of this world, they possess an abundantly rich status in the realm of faith. Indeed, every one of us who are the children of God through faith in Christ are spiritually rich in the realm of faith. These spiritual riches may be considered from two perspectives. First, we may consider our spiritual riches in the realm of faith in relation to our eternal salvation. Second, we may consider our spiritual riches in the realm of faith in relation to our daily walk. So then, in this first part of the message, let us consider the first of these truths.