Having nothing--possessing everything

(William S. Plumer)

"Known--yet regarded as unknown;
 dying--and yet we live on;
 beaten--and yet not killed;
 sorrowful--yet always rejoicing;
 poor--yet making many rich;
 having nothing--and yet possessing everything."
    2 Corinthians 6:9-10

The Christian is a paradox. Because he has Christ, he
has the unsearchable riches of Christ. Believers . . .
  have full and free forgiveness of all their sins;
  are fully accepted in the Beloved;
  are clothed in Christ's spotless righteousness;
  are adopted into the family of God;
  have a perfect title to heaven through Christ;
  have God for their Father,
  have Christ for their Savior,
  have the Holy Spirit for their Comforter,
  have heaven for their home;
  shall be like Christ and with Christ forever;
  shall inherit all things;
  are sure of ultimate victory over . . .
    the world,
    the flesh,
    the devil,    
    all sorrow,