The title is not a mistake or misprint. Let us do the math. The soul of a person is worth more than the wealth of the whole world. The soul of a Christian saved by Jesus Christ is worth more than that.
Jesus Christ gave His life , body and blood for us. Jesus Christ being the Son of God is certainly worth everything to our Creator. And God freely gave His Son and His Holy Spirit to us, making us very rich indeed.
Yet we as Christians live like paupers. Let us see why.
First we don't know or realize our heavenly blessings in Christ. We evaluate riches by world's standard that is why we thought we are poor.In heaven , the gates are made of pearl, the streets are made of gold, foundations are made of precious stones. We will be with God and will live forever, etc. etc.But since we have not seen it we have trouble believing in it.
We do not know how much we are worth by God's standard but i hope that will change. Here are more proofs why the world may think we are poor. Moses had no burial by humans. John the Baptist died or was beheaded in prison. Peter was crucified upside down. etc. etc
Most of us Christians do not know how to ask for the true riches.Most of us will not ask for the fruit of the Spirit like love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control (or being Spirit led).
True riches come from true love from our God. So let's ask for true love so that we will become true lovers of God and of our fellowmen.Does the title makes sense now ? It took me almost 65 years to know or fully realize this so be patient with me. May our faith, love and belief in our God be unshakable.