“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17
When you hear the word ‘money’, I bet your heart will rise slightly, and that is if this is proposed to you. The image of being giving large amount of money is enough to create crazy mental pictures in your mind and if you are not careful, it will stay there all the days, disturbing you, in fact, getting to the point of you being tormented without you realising this.
Money is good! Wealth is inviting! And to be rich is a blessing! BUT what happened when your wealth becomes your ultimate priority? What are you inviting when you depend all your entire life on your riches?
As much as your riches can get you what you want, as swift as your credit card can order that groceries, that cars, that flight tickets, that bottles of wines, those flamboyant clothes, you must understand that everything you have is limited.
Trusting your wealth to carry you through the journey of life is merely stupidity and common foolishness made by men. The Bible makes us to understand that the heart of man is fully corrupted, who can discern it? It simply means to the extent that men can go or do or react when the issue of money comes. Men don’t care about any other thing when referring to riches.
The love of money, the desire to satisfy your lust, your needs, your egos and what else, have become the do-or-die affair among men these days.
That you are rich does not mean you have every right to make life miserable for others. That you have all you need in your life and you are comfortable does not give you the authorisation to treat those around you with contempt.
God gives you your wealth so that others can benefit from you. There is no need becoming a miser just because you want to conserve all that you have for yourself and for your family members.
You know what? Wealth is like wind. It comes and goes. It doesn’t stay in one particular place for long. The only wealth that last, is one that God is the author and the founder of it.
If your wealth is based and established on God’s foundation, then you have what I called durable wealth. Such riches can never dry no matter the circumstances you face.
And when you are in this position, please, I implore you, share what you have with others. Don’t think they are bothering you when they come to you for help. they are likely to go elsewhere to get what they want but they prefer to come to you because they believe that you will be of help.
Why not be tremendous blessings to others with your riches? Why not make it your duty to serve God with all you have. Why not start today by trusting God for more supplies for your life instead of trusting on your wealth?
I pray you listen.
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