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1 Timothy 6:2c-10 These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
I don’t know about you, but I have known people who fit this description above. Paul must have known some of my friends. And when you think that the above description fits those outside the household of faith I have news for you, many are in the household. Many know Jesus as their personal savior, but have gotten sidetracked by the riches of this world. And for them it has ended in ruin.
Our affections need to be focused on Jesus and the riches He brings our way. Riches that include eternal salvation, good relationships meaning for life and eternity and yes sometimes physical riches in this world. The latter comes as a by product not because we focus on it. Also what moe likely comes along is trouble and difficulty and persecution. However with our focus on Jesus and His will for our lives we have a person we can trust in who has overcome the world.
So what are you focused on today? Are you focused on Jesus and what he can bring you? Let’s see what happens when we do.