Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed. 1 Timothy 6:18-19
Do you ever write a letter and realize you need to emphasize a key point, so you put it in the P.S. (postscript)? That’s what Paul did in his letter to Timothy. He wanted to emphasize the danger of pursuing riches verses pursuing godliness and good works. Why? Because those who fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches often fall into traps and snares and stray from the faith.
Specifically, Paul warns “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:9-10
How much trust do I place in money? How can I make the pursuit of godliness and goodness the emphasis of my life?
God, as this day begins, would you work in my inward motivations so that I pursue godliness? Help me see the good works that You have prepared for me so that I would walk in them. I have a busy day planned, but You have permission to change my schedule.
P.s. Thank you for the greatest life, salvation, my family, and calling!