Today’s Reading | 1 Timothy 6:3-21
Danger of Wealth
What is the most important priority in your life? If you could be anything, what would you choose to be? Would you chose to be wealthy and famous, or humble and godly? While most of us might say we would choose to be godly, the reality is that godliness is not the priority of most believers’ lives. In this passage, Paul gave Timothy contrasting characteristics between those who choose the making of money a priority and those who choose godliness as their priority. Those who pursue money may acquire it, but they will also be filled with grief. They will find themselves in ruin and destruction (9-10). They may be very successful, but it will be success in that which does not matter. Those who pursue godliness will find righteousness, contentment, love, faith, endurance, and gentleness. They may not appear to be successful in the world’s eyes, but they are in the things that really matter. What are you pursuing? What is your goal in life? Is your goal to be successful in what really matters or what doesn’t (money)? We know by examining which fruits listed today are a part of your life. What does God’s Word say are your priorities?
What is your goal in life? How does it demonstrate itself?
How can you tell if materialism is part of your goal?
How can you keep yourself from pursuing what does not matter?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?