by Pastor Ken
Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
1 Timothy 6:17
The apostle Paul has given us timely advice to not trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.
People pursue riches in hope of being fulfilled and content. But Paul says that it is better to look away from dead money in order to look to a living God, who takes pleasure in giving us all we need and more.
Money and material possessions are temporary. A person who is rich today can easily wake up tomorrow to find it has all disappeared because of falling stock prices, theft, a job that no longer exists, or even a natural disaster. But the God we serve is not uncertain. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The love and promises He gives last forever.
Which will you choose? Do you want to trust in riches or trust in the Lord? Do you want to live with the constant worry and uncertainty of how long it will last? Or do you want the peace that comes from knowing what you have is forever?
Lord, help me to trust in the living God so that I will know I am secure now and forever. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.