Accountable to God: Day 37

February 28, 2012

Today’s Text: 1 Timothy 6:17

Today’s Key Thought: I will not trust in my riches, but in the God that richly provides.
So what was Timothy supposed to command “rich” people to do. He told him to command them not to trust in the creation, but to trust in the Creator.
Let me ask you a question. Which statement would scare you more- “God is no longer on the throne of your life”, or “There is no more money in the bank.”? God knows that the temptation to trust in the stuff we have been given grows as we get more and more. So the command is very simple. Don’t trust in your riches. They are fleeting.
Instead we are being called to put our trust in God. Think about it- He is the one who owns it all anyway, and He can provide for you!
Application:
Are you tempted to put your confidence in your bank account, job, or investments? Don’t trust in stuff. Trust in God!

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5 thoughts on “Accountable to God: Day 37

  1. Tristian Lechien

    I sometimes feel like tht my phone or iPod or anything thts mine could have a hold of my heart. There r times when I feel tht this happens. But u can’t let stuff get a hold of ur heart… U have to let god get it and grasp it tight. Cuz our possessions won’t be with us forever. Just for our “rental”. Our bodies r like rentals cuz our hearts r just placed in this body and waiting or the real one up in heaven. I thought tht was cool! I found on my Facebook feed a loooooooooong time ago and decided to use it now! 🙂 have a great Tuesday!! 🙂 I have FCAT today… Pray for me! Gracias! 😉

  2. Laura

    I do feel really blessed by what God has given me. That being said, I still fall into the trap of wanting “more”. It is really true that the more you have the more you tend to want. In our society we are constantly having things thrown in our face when it comes to material things. Advertizing on television, ads in the Sunday paper, and seeing the “lastest” and “greatest” that our friends are getting are really influencing what we think is important. Marketing is alive and well in our society and it is really hard not to get sucked in to it all.
    What would scare me more—God not longer being on the throne of my life? Or there being no money left in my bank account. In the short run I would probably be really concerned about my checking and savings accounts. But in the long run I would realize that it was more important to to put my trust in God. Of course this isn’t the correct order. I haven’t experienced a complete financial crisis like having nothing in the bank, so of course it is hard to really predict how I would react. But devotionals like these help to remind what is really important. If we are putting God first in our lives on a daily basis like we should anyways, then we are going to have a better handle on what is really important. Truthfully, when I start to feel worried about things in my life, I remind myself of who God is, and that tends to help me re-align what is really important and what isn’t. One more observation about my previous comment of being more worried about my bank account at the first: This concern would probably be fleeting, because I do realize God ultimately is in control ,and this is a really comforting realization for me.

  3. Mafalda

    Just Like tristian said my phone or my iPod can have a hold of my heart and we need to let god hold our heart because we owe him alot and we need to show him that it’s him first and stuff!! Hehe 🙂 I have FCAT today hehe FCAT writes and I’m gonna get a 5.5 or a 6 hehe because I’m really good at writing so pray for me that I do awesome hehe! 🙂

  4. In just a few months, I’m going to graduate from high school, and start college- I know, it blows my mind too! I tend to get nervous when the subject of money is brought up. College isn’t cheap, and I don’t have a lot of money floating around. But, as I’ve decided to trust that God provides to those who are faithful to Him, I’ve seen it started to happen, and let me tell you, it is the coolest thing ever! Shelby was saying in connection groups Sunday, that her grandparents only had $10 left in their account on time, and they choice to give it in the offering, even though that’s all they had for the rest of the week. & then something amazing happened, a $100 check came in the mail unanimously. God blesses those who are faithful to Him. It’s kinda nerves wracking thinking about having no money in the bank, but having God off the throne of your life seems even more nerve wracking to me! God should come first, even if it isn’t always easy, but God never promised it would be easy. Time we start taking a leap of faith for God.

  5. Alexis

    I’ve done this so many times, trusted in my stuff instead of God. It is such an easy trap to fall into. Mostly because we buy into the lie that “more stuff will make me happy”, which is totally untrue. Worldly things will only satisfy us for a short time, but the things of God can satisfy us for a lifetime, no, an eternity! I really like the key thought above: I will not trust in my riches, but in God who richly provides. That is a great thing to remember! (:

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