A CALL TO MEDITATE: LAY UP ETERNAL WEALTH!
1 Timothy 6:17 - 19
"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;
storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life".
As a believer, you have been enriched in all things by God (1 Cor. 1:4-5).
Thus, you fall in the category of "the rich in this present age" - Praise God!!!
These riches do not only imply monetary wealth, but also refer to wealth in wisdom, knowledge, love, health and favour amongst others.
God has given you a rich supply of all things to enjoy!!!
This notwithstanding, the Apostle Paul stresses one simple fact concerning "the rich in this present age";
To translate your transient earthly wealth into eternal heavenly riches you must be:
1. Rich in good works
2. Ready to give
3. Willing to share
No matter how small your possession looks it will take on an eternal weight when you share it or give it out!
Take advantage of this season:
Build up eternal wealth by doing more good works, giving out more money and sharing your wisdom, knowledge, love, care and even prayer!
From an eternal perspective, hoarding all these will get you nowhere...
In todays theme verses, Paul was just reiterating the words Jesus spoke to the rich young ruler in Matt. 19:21;
" If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven...".
In the long run it's your heavenly treasure that matters not that on earth:
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
but lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matt. 6:19-20).
May you receive the grace to be rich in good works; sharing and giving much more than ever before in this month!
Abound in generosity in Jesus Name!!!