September 18, 2016
Passage: 1 Timothy 6 : 6-10
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The reading from the passage does not condemn riches nor wealth neither does is commend poverty. What it seeks to do is to alert us that there are two masters in this world; God and wealth, we need them both, however we need to balance our life in such a way as not to lose anyone of them, meanwhile, God is superior to wealth.
Wealth as a master is a dictator, it has the capacity to inspire devotion and attention. It can tell you what to do and what not to do. Its command and wishes are that you must forget about God because it can take care of you.
On the other hand, God is even more than a dictator, He is also theocratic. You cannot win any debate against Him. He demands a singular unconditional devotion and attention. See how she responded to Martha when she asked Mary to help her in the kitchen instead of sitting and listening to Jesus. Lk 10: 38-42
In order to make God the superior of the two and still retain your riches, which is the right thing to do, you must do the following:
  1. Be content with what you have 1Ti 6:6
  2. Remember that all that you have was given to you by God 1 Cor 4:7
  3. Learn to give away money as a way of telling 'money' that you have control over it  Matt 19:21
Give your life over to God first and foremost, He will bless you with riches and He will control it for you.
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