~ July 2, 2020 – Devotional ~
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:10, KJV
We need money to live. Yet, as Christians, our desire and focus ought not to be on the material wealth needed to increase. Our central focus is Jesus Christ. Money is merely an instrument and should never be more than an instrument. When we fix our eyes on Jesus Christ, we are focused on the spiritual and not on the material.
Yet, if our love moves from God to money and material gain – and we yield to the temptation of loving money more than loving God – we fall into various temptations and sin. We lose our very souls in the process. We become enslaved and servants to the almighty dollar and never servants to our Almighty and Sovereign God.
Liberating ourselves from the love and devotion of money and material wealth – we are disciplining ourselves to rely on God. And, what if God blesses us with an increase? We are to bless others as God has blessed us.
~Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~
Heavenly Father, as you have blessed me, help me bless those whom you bring into my life. With thy Spirit, use me as a means to meet their needs as a blessing of your love and grace. For as you have shown me mercy and grace, I too show those who are struggling the same grace and mercy. Let my eyes be forever fixed on you and not the material wealth of this world. I have a greater reward and wealth laid up in thy Kingdom. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.