Nothing in, Nothing out. I find it inte...
Nothing in, Nothing out.
I find it interesting that Paul talks quite a bit about money in 1 Timothy. This book is where the famously quoted verse of "money is the root of many kinds of evil" is found.
There is nothing wrong with the pursuit of money. When I first became a paid person in the church, a wise uncle of mine told me never to think it wrong to pursue a higher paying job. This, of course, is assuming that I'm pursuing money for the right reasons. That I'm gaining money in a legal and Godly way, and that I'm not only being a good steward of the money God has entrusted to me, but being generous with it also.
These were important words for me to hear, and simply reaffirmed here in 1 Timothy. Later on in the book, Paul writes that those who are rich should not be arrogant, but keep their hope in God who blesses us with riches for our enjoyment.
Money is not bad, it's what we do with it that potentially can be.
In contrast, however… What we gather in this world, will not be taken with us when we leave this world. This always reminds me of the Egyptians and how they would bury themselves with all their treasures because they thought they could take it with them to the next life. How sad and depressing that is, if one thinks that the material items of THIS world is what we should be keeping and glamorizing.
My prayer is that I will be more generous and an even better steward of what God has financially entrusted to me.
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