Reflection on 1 Timothy 6:6-19

money

Passage: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+6.6-21

Scripture

Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.

Observation

Godliness with contentment is great wealth. We brought nothing into the world and can take nothing from it, so if we have enough to cover the basics we should be content.

The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. It leads us to temptation and stirs up harmful desires.

The man of God must pursue righteousness and a godly life. We must fight the good fight, obeying God’s commandments until Christ returns.

Those who are rich must not be proud or trust their wealth. Money must be used to do good works and in that way store up a treasure for the life to come.

Application

So many people are obsessed with wealth. Those who don’t have money want more and those who have plenty can become proud of their possessions.

There is nothing wrong with material wealth. It is the love of money, not money itself, that stirs up bad passions and leads us away from the Lord.

For the follower of Christ, pursuing God’s will must be our primary desire. If I pursue God’s kingdom then I will have my trust in Him not in my money. If I devote myself to seeking first God’s kingdom then nothing else matters.

Prayer

Lord please help me to put you first and to trust in you rather than in my own resources. Amen.

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