More Than The Absolute Necessities

July 09, 2012

“Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.” – 1 Timothy 6:17

If you are wealthy—which God defines as having more than the absolute necessities—don’t adopt the hyper-spiritual mindset that material things are bad. That is just not biblical! God wants us to enjoy the wealth He has blessed us with and to use this wealth wisely. But God also reminds us that we should not shift our faith in Him to seeking security through our acquisition of things. He wants you to trust that He will continue to meet your future needs. He will continue to give you those blessings.

Don’t shift your need for security from God’s hands to trusting in your financial portfolio, or your bank account, or your collection of real estate. All those things can be easily lost and offer no real security. The very God that brought you all those blessings can take them all away. But He does promise He’ll never leave you and will meet all your needs.

Put your trust in a God who will never let you down. Put your trust in recognizing that God will always meet your needs.