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    Christian Devotional – June 18, 2019

    Where is your treasure? What do you work to gain? Paul is still talking to Timothy about the wealthy and how they should act and he continues in 1 Timothy 6:19. storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed. 1 TIMOTHY 6:19 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.19.NASB These are people who already have wealth, at least they have it in this life. Paul wants to remind them that storing up treasure is important, buy we are to be storing it up for the future, the eternal future. Only by staying focused on the eternal will we…

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    Christian Devotional – June 17, 2019

    Act rich. There is a way that rich people should act. Paul starting giving Timothy instructions for the wealthy yesterday and he continues today. Read 1 Timothy 6:18. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 1 TIMOTHY 6:18 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.18.NASB People who are followers of Jesus Christ and that God gas blessed with wealth. They need to know how to act rich. Here, Paul tells them to do good, be rich in good works and be generous. That is how someone who is rich should act. Interestingly, even people who do not have a lot of money can act…

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    Christian Devotional – June 16, 2019

    Don’t trust money. A lot is made about money in the world we live in. People pursue it, desire it, and give up many things to be able to have more of it. So what does Paul say about it? Read 1 Timothy 6:17. Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 1 TIMOTHY 6:17 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.17.NASB Having money shouldn’t change the way you think or what you do. However, there is a temptation to do just that. God is the source of…

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    Christian Devotional – June 15, 2019

    Worthy. Jesus Christ is worthy of all things. When we see Him, do we truly understand how great he is and how unworthy we are? Read 1 Timothy 6:15-16. which He will bring about at the proper time-He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of Lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen. 1 TIMOTHY 6:15‭-‬16 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.15-16.NASB Jesus Christ is everything. He is the one who is blessed. He is the king of kings and the Lord of lords. He is the one that…

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    Christian Devotional – June 14, 2019

    Keep the commandment. We have been given a charge to be able to follow the commands of Christ. Read 1 Timothy 6:13-14. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 TIMOTHY 6:13‭-‬14 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.13-14.NASB Paul is closing out his letter to Timothy and he is ending with a charge and challenge for Timothy. He knows that Timothy is going to be tempted and distracted and it will be difficult to make sure that he…

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    Christian Devotional – June 13, 2019

    The Christian life is worth fighting for. And make no mistake, it will be a fight. It’s a fight against our own sinful desires, a fight against complacency, a fight against evil. Read 1 Timothy 6:12. Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 TIMOTHY 6:12 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.12.NASB Paul knew that all the things he had just been telling Timothy we’re not going to come easily. Fleeing what’s evil and pursuing what is right would not be a simple thing to do. There would be opposition. There would…

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    Christian Devotional – June 12, 2019

    Flee and pursue. As a part of our Christian life, we must take action. In one case, we must flee from certain things and on the other side, there are several things we must pursue. Read 1 Timothy 6:11. But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. 1 TIMOTHY 6:11 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.11.NASB Paul has just finished discussing several things that Timothy should avoid. And even more than just avoid, Paul says that Timothy must flee from them. Timothy must make a choice and intentionally run in the opposite direction from the things that were listed in the prior verses. At…

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    Christian Devotional – June 11, 2019

    Roots. We think of those as the source of food and nutrition for plants. So when we think about sin in our life, the question is what feeds it and nourishes it and provides the nutrients to that sin in our life? The roots of that sin is the love of money. Read 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 TIMOTHY 6:10 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.10.NASB Like we saw yesterday, it’s not about having the money itself. A lot of people have a lot…

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    Christian Devotional – June 10, 2019

    Greed. This incredibly common desire is also the source of so many problems. It’s amazing, even in Paul’s time they dealt with this issue of greed and lust for riches and wealth. See 1 Timothy 6:9. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. 1 TIMOTHY 6:9 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.9.NASB As you see here, it’s not so much about being rich as it is about the desire to be rich. It’s the want and desire that creates the problems. The temptation to have money and lots of it can be a snare that…

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    Christian Devotional – June 9, 2019

    Content. Do we know what contentment feels like? What do we feel leads to being content? Read 1 Timothy 6:8. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. 1 TIMOTHY 6:8 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.6.8.NASB Yesterday, Paul reminded us that we can’t take anything with us when we die. Today, we see that he very specifically calls out what things should make us feel content. As long as we have our true needs for the day taken care of, we should feel content. There is nothing here about our feelings or making sure that people are treating us the way we want. There’s no mention of success or…