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)

Why does God bless us? It’s not for our own purposes. As we see in this Scripture, God wants us to enjoy things, but He doesn’t want us to put our hope in the things that He gives us. Wealth, status, and power are all uncertain – they can disappear in an instant, but God remains steadfast above it all. Don’t base your joy upon what you have (or your disappointment upon what you don’t have). Look to the One who gives all of us the breath of life. Rejoice in the One who provides everything for us.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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