This morning as I awoke and began spending time with Jesus, I turned to 1st Timothy chapter 6 and read this:
6 A godly life brings huge profits to people who are content with what they have. 7 We didn’t bring anything into the world, and we can’t take anything out of it. 8 As long as we have food and clothes, we should be satisfied.
9 But people who want to get rich keep falling into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires which drown them in destruction and ruin. 10 Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief.
11 But you, man of God, must avoid these things. Pursue what God approves of: a godly life, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight for the Christian faith. Take hold of everlasting life to which you were called and about which you made a good testimony in front of many witnesses.
I should be content as long as I have food and clothes? That’s tough. I shouldn’t worry if I don’t have tons of money saved up for retirement or lots of money in the bank? Whew. But I want to be set. Oh we’ll, guess God calls us to rely on Him and have faith in His provision. And, when he does give us money we are to use it wisely.
I don’t want to be caught up in thinking or worrying about money all of the time. But rather I want to glorify Jesus and pursue Him with every ounce of energy in my being. To live a godly life filled with love, gentleness, faith, and endurance is no easy calling. Yet, God didn’t call us to an easy life, He calls us to Himself.
To God be the glory! He provides and cares for His sheep. Teaches us lessons and molds us more into His image. I’m glad Jesus is involved in and cares about the details of our lives. Thanks Jesus for Your Word and constant reminders!