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Today's reading: James 5:1-6; 1 Timothy 6:9-10

Throughout the Bible there are numerous passages dealing with money. And whether it's by direct instruction or example, the clear message is that God wants us to be rich (focused and devoted) toward Him, rather than rich (having money and things) according to the world's standards. James' stern warning absolutely reinforces this message. I was particularly drawn to verse 5, which highlights the powerful pull money can have over us when we take our eyes off of God.

"You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter."

Do you find it difficult to keep your focus on God in a world that is fixated on wealth and possessions? What helps you keep a proper perspective about the money and things you have? How are you using (or how can you use) what money and possessions God has given you to build up treasure in heaven? Tami

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I find it difficult to communicate the importance of closeness to God and relationship with family in a society that automatically gives first priority to the workplace without even thinking about it.

I also find it very difficult. We are bombarded with ideas and images all around us trying to convince us that we need to work more to make more money. And with that money we need to acquire more. Hard to find that balance in order to still provide for yourself and your family but not want more of it.

We want comfort all the time and i believe that having faith in God is being able to embrace a bit of a struggle.

Philippians 4:11-13 – “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

we need to find happiness in any circumstance we are in.

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