Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lover of Money

1 Timothy 6:6-10
6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

This scripture is so important in this time of day. Where more and more people are striving for money. Than striving after God. This scripture isn't talking about sinners, but Christians. As we turn on the TV and watch one pastor to the next asking for more and more money. Which is nothing wrong with it. A church needs to survive and run things. It's when they get off. They say by sending in 100.00 you'll get your healing, or miracle. Which is far from the Truth. There mind is on money and not the will of God. They are no longer scriptural based.

This scripture states we need to be satisfied with what we have. We shouldn't worry about what other people have, or seek after what other people have. We also shouldn't take a job just because it makes more money either. If it isn't in God's plan and you take the job. Then you are out of God's will. God's word says that he will always supply our needs. So don't worry about it. He will supply our needs. He's always has and always will take care of His people.

Don't get caught up with the worldly hunger for more things. Don't fall into the temptation to charge things. When you fall into the worldly things you will surely fall. You will find that instead of those things making you happy it will make you stressed out. That's exactly what happens when you start to love money and things. You loose the Joy of Christ, and you bring on worries and stress. That's exactly were the devil wants you.

We find these kind of stories throughout the bible. When they did the things of God. They had comfort and peace, but when they got off. They had doubt, stress, and destruction. We need to stay focused on the real issue at hand. That is what God wants us to do. When we do we can't go wrong. God will always provide.

Love the message version of this scripture:
6-8A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough.

9-10But if it's only money these leaders are after, they'll self-destruct in no time. Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after.


jel said...

morning PJ

how are y'all doing?

Pastor Josh said...

Doing great. Soooooo glad it's getting warmer out. Kids are enjoying the warmer weather to. So how's everything at your end?