“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17 NIV).
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.” Lyrics from an old favorite hymn of mine. All things other than God and Jesus blood and righteousness are less and offer no hope. The verse today tells us plainly as the lyric of the song does where to put our hope and where not to as well. Hope is in God!!
Human beings are the only thing in all of creation that worries. Animals don’t …Plants don’t…Human beings are the only ones who act as if we do not have a Heavenly Father.
We worry about something….for instance our finances, we pretty much are saying we don’t believe God will take care of our needs and in so doing are calling Him a liar.
As a young boy, many times did I hit my dad up for some cash to hold. I never even considered where he would get it or where it came from but I knew he had it. I never worried about that. But now I do worry.
I heard worry put another way I had not considered but the author viewed it as a form of atheism. When we worry, we are saying we do not believe God is going to take care of us. Christians who worry are acting like orphans. Worry is acting like we do not have a Heavenly Father who has already promised over and over and over in scripture that “He will meet our needs if we will obey Him and do what He tells us to do…” Trust forces us to live by faith.
Worry is a warning. When we do worry it’s a beginning of worry that we doubt God and His love for us and that He will take care of us. We always mess up when we doubt God’s love….that is a given…..God tells us pretty straightforward in Matthew 6: 33 “ “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (NLT).
When we love anything more than God, we are immediately out of order. If He is not first and foremost, the thing that is will worry you and cause you countless grief and a hold lot of anxiety. The top 3 in order….1)God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit….2) loving all others next….3) self
NO MATTER HOW BIG YOUR BANK ACCOUNT GETS, IT IS NOT YOUR SECURITY. BIBLE VERSE TODAY SAYS THOSE WHO HAVE RICHES IN THIS WORLD SHOULD NOT PUT THEIR HOPE IN THEIR WEALTH..WHICH IS UNCERTAIN…BUT TO PUT THEIR HOPE IN GOD…..HE WILL PROVIDE EVERYTHING FOR OUR ENJOYMENT.
PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD. HE, THEN WILL ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR NEEDS BUT WE MUST TRUST HIM…..COMPLETELY!!!!!
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
- Corrie Ten Boom