Under Gods Command

1 Timothy 6:17-19  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.  In this way they will up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.     

Ephesus was a wealthy city, and the Ephesian church probably had many wealthy members.  Paul advised Timothy to deal with any potential problems by teaching that having riches carries great responsibility.  If you have been blessed with wealth, then thank the Lord.  Don’t be proud and don’t trust in your money.  Use your money to do good.  Be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.

Lets Bring it Home:  No matter how much money you have, your life should demonstrate that God controls the wealth that he has placed under your care.

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