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“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:12).

There is no sin in having wealth, but those who settle on their wealth as something of overwhelming importance are in trouble.  Too many are comfortable in this life and take that to mean that they need not be uncomfortable in their spiritual life.  We all are in need of what only Christ can accomplish for us.  It is God who provides all that is needed.  Come to Him and have true life and be content in what He gives.

Lord, the world tugs at me and what it says – and so many believe – becomes the basis of my thinking.  Help me, O Lord, to know that in You alone is all hope, truth, and fulfilment.  Guide me in Your goodness to see that what You have to offer is the true and lasting wealth.  Help me to hear Your voice above the noise of this world.  Lead me in all goodness to see through this present age and hold out for what is eternal.

Lord Jesus, You said that it is hard for a rich man to enter into heaven. Help me not cling to any wealth I have in this age, only seeing these as things for what is needed.  Help me to see that You are the true wealth.  You have given in abundance and in You is all hope and an eternal future.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I may be rich in You now and forever.  Amen.