Some say that grace stands for God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense, but what are these riches? David says at the end of Psalm 144 that:
“Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!”
The desire of the Lord is to bless His people, in part in this world, and fully in the next. The verse above follows verses 12-14, which list three specific blessings: family, prosperity, and safety:
“May our sons in their youth
be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
cut for the structure of a palace;
may our granaries be full,
providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our fields;
may our cattle be heavy with young,
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;
may there be no cry of distress in our streets!”
Knowing God is no immediate guarantee of these things, but we may ask Him for them, and know that when we do receive them, they come from Him. He has paid for our riches and our blessings in full on the cross, so that in Paradise we will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5), be eternally His family (Ephesians 1:5), and our pain and tears will be wiped away forever (Revelation 21:4).
Today, count these blessings, praise God for them, and pray that His people will hope in His provision forever!