1 Timothy 6:17-19 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy...
For the next few days we'll be looking at scriptures that deal with money, how we handle it, feel about it, how God views it. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 talks about people that have money and what God's expectations are for them. What first strikes me about these verses is that they let us know that it's not a sin to be financially prosperous as a Christ-follower. They also show that God expects us to use what we have for His glory. Verse 18 really nails it on the head. "They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share." I say Amen to that!
So these verses only apply if you've got $250,000 in the bank or you make over $100,000 a year, right? Think again. God has generously given much to all of us, some just have a little more than others.
So how are you using your resources for God? Are you generous and ready to share when the opportunity presents itself? How have you been "rich in good works" in the past week? Tami
P.S. This week's Back to the Bible series is all about money...how to earn it, save it spend it and give it away. I encourage you to listen online since money affects all of us in so many ways.
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