1 Timothy 6:17-19 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
In the past couple of years we have learned that we can't always rely on our money... and we shouldn't... In America so many of us are "rich".... a huge percentage of us have more than what we need.... most of us in fact, in America, have more than what we need... yet we go around talking about what we don't have... what a slap in the face that is to God.... we don't just live in a house... we live in houses that are very nice... and have more rooms than we really need... with nice furniture... we have so much that storage buildings are popping up everywhere to hold our "stuff"... yet we complain... we shop for clothes as a past time in America... all these things are wonderful to have, they are gifts from God... and we need to stop and be thankful for these gifts, not complain that God has not given us more... and instead of storing up treasures in a storage building that we have to pay for we need to be aware of the people around us in need... we need to be aware of the people that don't have enough clothes... or always enough food... we need to take care of these people... and quit taking care of our excessive desires that are so unimportant to us that we end up selling them in a yard sell... God loves to shower us with gifts.. just like we love to give our own children gifts... but just like we like to see our children share, God likes to see us share.... just like it hurts us when our children act like we have not done enough for them... it hurts God when we say that we don't have enough!... I read somewhere recently that "Our faith becomes effective when we acknowledge the good." ... today as we go about our day lets remember to be thankful to God for what we have... lets not let ourselves complain once because we don't have an outfit or toy we "want"... and if we find ourselves thinking for even a second that we don't have enough...lets stop the devil in his tracks and look up to God and list ten things that he has given us that we are thankful for... lets take time to acknowledge the good that God has done for us!