Enjoy and share
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share. 1 Timothy 6:17-18
This chapter seems to be focused on wealth and riches. I think it is safe to assume that the people in Timothy’s church were wealthy by the world’s standards because of the attention given to riches throughout the book. In today’s scripture once again, we hear Paul telling Timothy to warn those with riches not to trust in the things their wealth can get them, but trust God because He is the One who gives them richly all things to enjoy. He goes on to say that they should do good and be rich in good works instead, ready to give and willing to share.
The message is the same for us today. Frist of all, we are to trust God, not our income and not our job. Don’t be haughty or proud about the success you have. Recognize that the blessing on your life whether it is through your job or other means is from God and Him alone. Without God, we have no guarantee that our success will be protected and lasting. However, if we trust God with all that we have and do, He will protect and His blessings will continue to flow. Especially if we are using the blessings as He intends us to. He gives us richly all things to enjoy, but He also wants us to share them. Share them with others who have needs and others you just want to bless. Share them with ministries and share them wherever the Lord leads you to share. In sharing God’s blessings with others, you are doing His good works that He planned ahead of time that you would walk in.
Today I want to encourage you to first of all be thankful for the blessings in your life. Don’t be boastful or prideful but be humbled that God has entrusted you with so much. Next, look for opportunities to do His good works and bless others. Lastly, enjoy the things God has blessed you with. Whether its your home or your family, even your job. God is taking care of you through these blessings and He plans for you to take care of His business too. What an honor to not only receive from Him, but also be able to give back to Him through blessing others.
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Timothy 6:17-21