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“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” (1 Timothy 6:18-19).

It does not matter who you are or what you have, these principles are true for all of us.  Even a child can do good works and share.  These things teach us that what we call our own does not belong to us.  All that we have is a gift that comes from the Father.  As He has gifted you, share those gifts with others that they may gain from what you have, and you will have treasure in heaven.

Lord, You know all that I need.  You have provided by not only giving to me, but also through those whose paths have crossed mine.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I may now and always be guided by You.  You know both what I sinfully cling to and the good that I have been offered and refused; change my mind, Lord.  Help me cling to what is needed according to Your word.

Lord Jesus, You have demonstrated a temperate life.  You showed balance and did not worry about what the morrow would bring.  Help me learn from Your example to be content in all things.  Guide me in Your goodness to see through the temptations of this world and to live for those things which are eternal.  Guide me, Lord, now and always by the wealth of Your grace and mercy.  Amen.

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