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Today's reading: 1 Timothy 6:17-21

As Paul closes out his letter to Timothy, he charges us as Christ followers to keep our focus on God rather than fixing our attention on the possessions and money we have in the here and now (vs. 17). And then as Paul does so often, he goes on in verses 18-19 to lay out more specifically what this God-focused lifestyle should look like and the benefit (blessing) we receive when we're devoted to living in this manner.

"They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life."

What does this passage reveal about how God views and values our doing good for others? What did you learn about earthly versus heavenly riches from this passage? Would you describe yourself as being "rich in good works, generous, and ready to share"? Why is this important? Tami

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God wants us to do good and He has provided us way to do good works with our hands by serving, by our monies to buy for the needy and salvation knowing what we do good here is treasured in Heaven as a deposit of what we can give the Lord when we get to Heaven.

Earthy treasures and riches do not last forever, but if our focus on the Lord and to serve others we are enriched as we help those who cannot help themselves.If we are rich more that we can give to others.
The reason we do not give much is that we do not trust God, but George Mueller trusted God fully.
I saw this about George Mueller:
"During the summer of 1970, God changed my life as I read for the first time George Muller of Bristol, by A. T. Pierson. Muller’s life showed me that I could live by faith in God and that He answers prayer. Muller founded an orphanage that grew to over 2,000 children. He never solicited funds, except in prayer to God. But one secret of Muller’s success with God was that he lived very simply and generously gave away vast sums to missions."

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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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