Gleanings 155

" I know thy poverty, but thou art rich." What did the Lord mean by " rich?" To the divine mind the most beautiful works are of the character marked here: "but thou art rich." If Christ said to the Syrophenician, "Oh, woman, great is thy faith," to His mind she was the richest person in the world. It was the expression of His own work in her, but she showed a character of faith that He could not but commend. He treasures her faith. It is not a little thing in a day like the present, to have faith.