THE 8TH OF MAY
ONLY IN GOD CAN WE FIND THE TRUE TREASURES AND JOY
As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment. – 1 Timothy 6:17
So often we hear people say that if they were rich, they would be more confident, would have less problems and it would be easier for them to live for Jesus. But what is the real truth? Some rich people, that already have the money and fame, but are not born-again, have nothing left to hope for. As a result, these people are more desperate and some even commit suicide. God’s Word is always the truth on every matter and if it urges us to “not set our hopes on uncertain riches,” that means that riches are not secure and trustworthy. And that is the truth.
The only everlasting and true source of good, strength, help and all we need is God. He is the source of everything and we can access what we need by faith in Him and by living in love and obedience to our Lord. It is that simple! Our Lord “richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment” and with all we need to live right for Him. God’s main purpose for our lives is to prepare for eternity and for us to take to heaven, as many people as possible, by being a living testimony for Jesus Christ!
Dear Lord God, Thank You so very much for all You have already done to cover my needs so that I will always have more than enough! You are all that I need to make it to heaven and be productive for Your kingdom, here on earth. Please help me be sensitive to other people’s needs and live an exemplary life. Dear Lord, please help me understand the true meaning of the Scriptures, so that I may know Your will, be able to obey it and help others to come to salvation. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen