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devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Instruct them

1Timothy 6:17Instruct 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.18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share. 19              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.”

The true essence are in the scriptures, therefore don’t skip the scriptures while reading my devotions, I had to give all the 3 above verses because they are interconnected.  Are you with me?  If you just read the body of the article without concentrating/reading the Bible verses then you have lost the best portion of the blessing. Read the verses and then proceed…

Rev Billy Graham said: “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”  There is a clear command in the above scripture to ‘instruct/teach ‘ those who are RICH in this present world not to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches but on God. Proverbs 23:5”Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.”  Apostle Paul said in Colossians  3:1,2” keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  2                Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.”

Today there is lot of pressure from the society and from all quarters: social media, family , friends and colleagues to accumulate wealth, property, car etc; which are the measuring rod of success.  People ask me, “ is this your own building or rented”, “ do you run your church in your own property” and so on, sadly success of a ministry is also gauged by how much money they have, not on how many souls they have won for Christ.

Young people while still in school, look at sources that would reap lot of money so that they could ape Bollywood/Hollywood lifestyle which  just glitter on the outside.  Are you listening?  With erratic working hours today, work on Sundays, people compromise on church, prayer, and walk with God in order to make money.  If you are not aggressive about your relationship with God, then one day you would find yourself with lot of money but without God. Dangerous! Jesus asked: Luke 12:20 NIV

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

 

 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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