"Today’s important passage in 1 Timothy chapter 6 verses 3 to 21, teaches us that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. It’s not that money is evil, just the love of it. Paul teaches us that greed leads to strife and arguments. In contrast to this, Paul encourages us to pursue godliness which brings contentment. This is true wealth." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Timothy 6:17)About 8% of those living in this world have a car. Granted many would not even have the need for one, but most don't even have access to one, and most definitely don't have the means to purchase one if they wanted it. Perspective is important. I look around in my world and only notice that others have more and very seldom realize that I live in wealth compared to most people in this world.
I continue to be challenged by this verse and the realization that in this world I am rich. This command is for me. Why hasn't this changed how I live, how I spend, how I give?
I pray that it will.
Watch this video for some perspective.
I am working through the E100 Bible Reading Challenge again. You can learn more about my journey and read the other posts completed so far at this link. I encourage you to stop back soon to read another passage.
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