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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Rich (and Forms)

Exodus 30:15 (a) We learn from this passage that all are saved by the same price, the precious Blood of CHRIST. There is no respect of persons with GOD. The rich and the poor must come through the same door, helpless, hopeless and penniless, trusting only in the Saviour of men, CHRIST JESUS, who paid the price at Calvary.

Proverbs 8:18 (c) Here we see a type of all the virtues and graces given by the Lord to His children to adorn society, bless the church, and bring honor and glory to GOD.

Proverbs 10:22 (a) In this is described those who are filled with faith, zeal, earnestness, vision, as well as the graces of the Spirit of GOD.

Proverbs 11:4 (c) This is quite significant in that it typifies all manner of human effort to put away sin, and obtain favor with GOD. This passage denounces all human efforts to save one's self, or to save another. It repudiates such things as rituals, sacraments, masses, prayers, penance, religious activities, money, time, tears and ecclesiastical powers. None of these have any value at all with regard to the salvation of the soul. They will not avail at the Judgment Throne of GOD. Only the living CHRIST and His shed Blood do avail to meet GOD's requirements.

Proverbs 13:7 (a) This wonderful truth reveals GOD's thoughts as contrasted with human ideas. The Lord is telling us that those who lay up riches for themselves and have nothing for GOD, GOD's work and GOD's people, and give nothing for the spread of the Gospel, are poor in GOD's sight. There are others who, out of their poverty, or meager income, give as liberally as possible for the work of the Lord, the building of the church, the spread of the Gospel, and these are called rich in GOD's sight. (See also Proverbs 11:24; Luke 12:21).

Isaiah 45:3 (a) The promise made to Cyrus was one of unusual blessing from GOD. The Lord would let him have the peculiar treasure of kings, the Lord would enable him to obtain the blessings of power, the Lord would give to him unusual experiences of happiness and joy. All of this actually took place.

Matthew 19:23 (a) Those who hold themselves in high estimation and think themselves to be fit for Heaven without the robe of righteousness will find themselves deceived and shut outside the door of Heaven. This is the same truth as that which is found in Matthew 7:22-23. (See also Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25).

Luke 1:53 (b) This word describes the condition of those who are religious intellectuals, self- satisfied, self-sufficient, self-made, who feel that they have no need of a Saviour to save them, nor of a Lord to lead them. (See Luke 16:19).

Luke 12:21 (a) This blessing should be enjoyed by all of GOD's people, the blessing of being rich toward GOD and far GOD. We are to have an abundance of good works, of loving kindness, of zeal in the Gospel, of earnest care for the church, of increased talents for the Lord, and of usefulness to the people of GOD.

Luke 16:11 (a) In this place the Lord is evidently referring to the secrets of GOD as revealed in the truths of His Word. He wants us to be abundantly supplied with grace, mercy, peace, faith, hope, love and all those other sweet graces of Heaven which He entrusts to those who are good stewards of the manifold grace of GOD. (See also Romans 2:4; Romans 9:23; Romans 11:33; Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 1:18; Ephesians 3:8; Philippians 4:19).

Romans 10:12 (a) GOD has the blessing of eternal riches. He is said to be rich in mercy. He has an abundance of grace. He has a storehouse of peace and love, with all the attributes that accompany Him. He never is bankrupt in any grace. He is plenteous in mercy and loves to forgive.

1 Corinthians 4:8 (a) Paul is using irony and sarcasm in this passage, and is referring to the self- sufficiency of these people wherein they are satisfied with their lot, and seem to have no need of any blessing.

2 Corinthians 6:10 (a) The apostle is referring to the fact that his ministry brought much blessing to those who heard him, and who sat under his ministry. He taught them the truth of GOD which filled their hearts with gladness, their minds with understanding, and their lives with fruitfulness. They were blessed with all spiritual blessings in CHRIST.

Hebrews 11:26 (b) We find here a symbol of the great blessing that comes to the soul through being affiliated with, associated with, and related to the Lord JESUS.

Revelation 2:9 (a) This church had a great deal of spiritual pride and self-sufficiency. They felt they had need of no spiritual blessing or help. (See also Revelation 3:17).

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Rich (and Forms)'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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