Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scripture Relevant To Today: 1 Timothy 6:17-19

I was reading my bible yesterday and came upon some scripture that I think is important during this economic crisis.
1Ti 6:17
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.

You can say that some of our current situations are as a result of the arrogance of the rich and politicians, and the pursuit of worldly wealth which is uncertain.
1Ti 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1Ti 6:19
In this way they will lay 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.

The last two verses keep things into perspective as to what it is all about. True wealth and true life in the coming age.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

"rich in good deeds"

..well said Scott.

I often think that the issue is not money but the love of it.