Independently Wealthy

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Devotion: 1 Timothy 6:6-10

A few years ago, I met a lady who is independently wealthy. She nor her husband had to work or earn their way to wealth.  It was given to them through family inheritance.  There is not one thing wrong with an inheritance; however, the woman I met was not happy, because of her great wealth.  In fact, the unearned wealth created mountains of unfulfillment deep within her soul.

How could this be?  This couple owned houses and property all over, could have anything their hearts desired; but there was still an unmet void. I know you must be thinking; she needs Jesus but I met her in Bible study.  I honestly do not know or understand the height and depth of her emptiness but Jesus does.  She dropped out of Bible study and I never saw or heard from her again, although I tried many times to contact her.

One soul thinks, “If I just had more money.”  Another soul thinks, “If I could just find peace.”  The Bible has a lot to say about money.  In verse 10 of 1 Timothy 6, we read the infamous verse that says, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

Money itself is not evil. It is the love of money that is evil.  God expects us to be “good stewards of the money with which He has entrusted His children.”  He is our Jehovah Jireh which means, God will provide.  Christians will inherit the kingdom of God so whether God has entrusted you with little or much, He is the source of material wealth, as well as our spiritual wealth.

In Motion:

Be a good steward of the money He has provided.

 

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