Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Word from God to Wealthy People

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." (Psalm 84:11, KJV).

It pays well to listen to the counsel of those who are seasoned in life with rich experience, and filled with the wisdom that comes from having been there and done that. The apostle Paul was one such man. In the twilight of his years, as he stood on the threshold of eternity preparing for his own death at the hands of Caesar, he took time to write a letter to a trusted protégé named Timothy.

Timothy had been placed in leadership of a large and successful church in the booming city of Ephesus. Paul saw the need to pass along to his young friend words of lasting value on a variety of important topics. One of those topics concerned wealthy people. Paul wrote to Timothy and told him what God wanted wealthy people to know, and to do.

Here are his timeless words --

"Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life" (1Ti 6:17-19, New Living Translation).

Now that's something you can take to the bank, and never worrying about losing your investments!


No comments: