Sunday, January 13, 2013

How To Be Rich

Our former pastor started the practice of preaching stewardship sermons during the month of January. Our current pastor is continuing this and is in a four week series on stewardship. I missed the first one last week when I stayed home due to the flu.

Today was the second in the series, and part 2 of the topic "How to be rich."

Now, you have to read that title carefully. It's not How to get rich, or How to become rich. It's how to be rich.

Pastor Mark talked about the money type of richness, as well as the other types of richness. Rich in blessings. Rich in family and friends. He said that people can't always define what it means to be rich, but most people would want to be there. So most people (at least in the USA) have thought about it.

Paul the apostle wrote to Timothy that he should command those who are rich in this world not to be arrogant, and not to rely on their wealth, but instead to rely on God. It's good advice now.

The USA is a rich country. More of the world's wealth is concentrated here than anywhere on earth. Taking Paul's advice, we need to be careful that that wealth doesn't make us arrogant as a nation. We should not flaunt our wealth, but rather use it for good.

It's something to think about.

1 comment:

vero said...

Good word, David.

I enjoyed reading this post.