Those who want to get rich

RE Verse reading–Luke 21:1-4, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 (day six)  “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare”  (1 Timothy 6:9)  The Bible warns us away from a mental/moral mistake common in both the ancient and modern world–a desire to be rich.  The word is plousios and meant “flow or abundance”.  Applied to money it means “more than enough”.  Financial abundance can be a blessing from God and an opportunity for service, but not when it gets in the heart and becomes our goal.  The Christian’s goal must (always and only) be the do the Father’s will.   “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work.”  (John 4:34)  To walk with Christ, our lives must be ruled by this same passion.  Whether we end up rich or poor, our hearts must allow no other love .  “You cannot serve God and Mammon”  (Matthew 6:24)  Passionate and pure people, we want something higher than wealth.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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