From Riches to Less Than Rags
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From Riches to Less Than Rags

2 Corinthians 8:9  (ID: 1837)

What is the essence of Christmas? How does the holiday speak to the longing of the human heart? As Alistair Begg explains, Jesus’ earthly life was the reverse of worldly aspirations. When He became a man, He went from outrageous wealth to the degradation of poverty. He did this so that he could lavish His riches on those who humble their hearts and receive the greatest gift of all: Christ Himself.


9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.