THE GOOD FOUNDATION
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-21
“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” Luke 12:21 (NLT )
The world’s advice for people who wish for financial freedom and stability is to ensure a portfolio of savings and investments that enables them to take care of present and future needs. Sometimes, in the quest to secure this good life, you can compromise to the standards of the world and rob yourself of the opportunity for true riches that comes from doing what really counts to God.
Paul cautions everyone who has been blessed with wealth to focus on being rich in good work; being liberal and generous at heart as these are sure ways of laying a good foundation for the future. A heart that takes pleasure in these earthly riches soon forgets that they are fleeting and uncertain. Jesus gave an account of a rich fool who was rich toward himself and not in God (Luke 12:13-21). He failed to realize that his wealth was a privilege from God and he needed to use it to glorify God.
It is paramount that while you are in the business of making wealth in this world, you should not forget to lay your foundation on the only One that can guarantee you stability no matter the wave of uncertainty that blows your way. Your foundation and trust must be in God (Matthew 7:24). Constantly assess your life and priorities. You can never go wrong when you look to God for surety. Remember, they that put their trust in God shall not be put to shame.
REMEMBER TO ATTEND: MAP Meeting (Home Fellowship) tomorrow.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to focus on you and on things that matter to you in Jesus name.
FAITH BYTE: I do not trust in earthly riches; I put my trust in God always.