Rich...for God

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1 Timothy 6:17-19

For the next few days we'll be looking at scriptures that deal with money, how we handle it, feel about it, how God views it. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 talks about people that have money and what God's expectations are for them. What first strikes me about these verses is that they let us know that it's not a sin to be financially prosperous as a Christ-follower. They also show that God expects us to use what we have for His glory. Verse 18 really nails it on the head. "They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share." I say Amen to that!

So these verses only apply if you've got $250,000 in the bank or you make over $100,000 a year, right? Think again. God has generously given much to all of us, some just have a little more than others.

So how are you using your resources for God? Are you generous and ready to share when the opportunity presents itself? How have you been "rich in good works" in the past week? Tami

P.S. This week's Back to the Bible series is all about to earn it, save it spend it and give it away. I encourage you to listen since money affects all of us in so many ways.

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We truly are blessed so that we might be a blessing to others. Whatever it is that we have to offer, we must be willing to give away when needed by someone.

There's also the principle at work here that we can't out-give God. As we reflect His heart properly in this way, He will in turn pour out His blessings on us. When we realize, too, that He will provide for and take care of us, we can be more free to do what we can to help others, knowing He'll not forsake us.

I usually need to live on a "month-to-month" basis, as I'm on a fixed income. Besides the regular bills for the month, I'd try to hoard/spend the rest on myself.

Only until I truly understood that I'm only a "manager" of the resources God entrusts to me; and putting the Lord's work first, have I found God's blessing and favour!

The bible tells us to be good stewards of all that God has given us. As a Christian on a limited income I try to remember this as I pay bills that come in and my goal is to be a good steward in paying them and on time. Otherwise I probably do fall short of this command. But I do hope it pleases God that I am doing what I think I need to do as sometimes the burden gets heavy just to keep going. I also consider good stewardship when I manage my money so that it covers my needs and is not spent on foolish things. I am still learning.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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