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, how God views it, etc. Today our passage is 1 Timothy 6:17-19 and it's talking about people that have money and what God's expectations are for them. What I like about these verses is that they let us know that it's not a sin to be financially prosperous as a Christ-follower, and they show that God expects anyone with money to use it 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 to you if you've got $250,000 in the bank or you make $150,000 a year, or you're a millionaire, 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 riches for God? Are you generous and ready to share when the opportunity presents itself? I'd love to hear some of your experiences and stories. Tami W.
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