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Take Hold of What is Truly Life

1 Timothy 6:18-19, "Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share, storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of what is truly life."

This is a direct contrast from what he was saying a few verses earlier. He warned to not be lustful after riches and other worldly things because they only bring trouble, instead, the child of God should be rich in good works and be generous. Not greedy. Not stingy. Not envious of those who have more riches than we do.

We live in a fast paced society that has been corrupted by hustle culture. If you are not rich or trying everyday to get there, then you are considered lazy and complacent. This can be tricky for the Christian. God does not hate rich people, and He does not hate wealth. Proverbs teaches the benefits of hard work, giving, and how riches are okay. The problem comes in when we prioritize those things above all else. We look at successful people and long to be them, but WE have access to true life that is not reliant on anything this world can provide.

We say that those people are 'living the life', but YOU truly have life. Paul also wrote that in whatever state he was in, he learned to be content. How much happier and more peaceful would we be if we became content with what God has given us instead of focussing so heavily on all that we do not have?

Remind yourself of all you have everyday. Let's get our minds off of the things we don't have.

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