In Touch Daily Devotions 7th June 2022, Tuesday Message
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Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 7th June 2022 Message
TOPIC: The Right Perspective on Riches
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 6:6-11
In Touch Daily Devotions 7th June 2022 MESSAGE
We all need a certain amount of money to meet basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. But few people are satisfied with the bare essentials. Many of us have been blessed with far more than mere necessities, thanks to God richly supplying us with good things to enjoy (1 Tim. 6:17). However, we must guard against fixing our hearts, minds, and hopes on earthly possessions rather than on the Lord.
Earning the money to support our desired lifestyle may sound like a reasonable idea, but living to maximize spending power is a self-centered philosophy, not a God-centered one. While the world advocates accumulating more for oneself, the Lord instructs us to do good with our wealth and readily share with others.
Instead of focusing on how much we can keep, it’s better to think in terms of how much we can give away. God has promised to supply our needs (Philippians 4:19) but often lavishes far more than the basics. And He delights to see His children joyfully sharing what He has given (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
To the natural man, denying oneself and having less money seems illogical. But the opposite is true for God’s children. The more closely we follow His way of managing money, the greater our satisfaction and sense of security will be.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 26-30
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Trusting God with our money means prioritizing how much we can give away, not how much we can keep.