My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, are you one of those persons whom God has abundantly blessed more than you could ever expect? Are you rich in the things of this world? Do you own a large estate? Do you have houses and lands, and bank accounts at your disposal to do with as you wish? Have you attained a high degree of education and do your peers look upon you with great admiration and pat you on the back, as it were, for having attained these things? But for the grace of our living Savior, you would have nothing and you could become nothing.
The bible says: “Men of corrupt minds and destitute of truth, suppose that gain is godliness. ….”. 1 Timothy 6: 5. But the real truth of the matter is that - “Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out, and having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptations and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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 arrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” 1 Timothy 6: 11.
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6: 17.