“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19, NLT)


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When our economy crashed a few years ago, a lot of people crashed right along with it. I know of at least four developers and general contractors in Florida alone who committed suicide. Prior to the “crash”, these guys were making money hand over fist, buying up properties and selling them for huge profits. They believed they were invincible and because of their wealth, they thought they had nothing to worry about. They placed all of their trust in their money.

Our economic future is still in question. Guess what? Our economic future will always be in question. The banking and monetary system could collapse any day. Our future will be in question until we decide not to put our trust in money – our trust needs to be in God. If we are fortunate enough to have an excess of disposable cash, we should use it to help widows, orphans, and all those in need. Our love for each other should be the source of our wealth – not the size of our bank account.

How long do you plan to live in this world? How much money can you actually accumulate in that amount of time? How much of it can you take with you when you die? I’m not saying that money is necessarily a bad thing. I’m simply saying that money will never “buy” your way into heaven. Christ paid the price for each of us. I don’t believe He had a pocket full of money. I do know, however, that He had a life full of love!

We really don’t need huge amounts of money to get along in this world; we just need a little more love!

more love

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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6 Comments on “A LIFE FULL OF LOVE!”

  1. This was exactly what I needed. Contemplated these exact thoughts this afternoon 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Loved it!


  2. cshowers Says:

    Amen – well said!


  3. […] A LIFE FULL OF LOVE!. […]


  4. mkesling63 Says:

    money is just too easy to take. That is something that just follows.


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