Through the working of the Holy Spirit, Who opens our hearts and minds to understand God’s Word, we learn that riches do not consist solely of money. Actually, true riches may have very little to do with money. We can have very little money and be very rich or be very wealthy and be impoverished. True riches have to do with a right relationship with Jesus Who brings us satisfaction, joy, love, and peace and Who enables us to “take hold of that which is truly life” (1 Timothy 6:19).
Material possessions do not constitute real riches, as many have discovered to their sorrow. Material things are transitory. What we possess materially can be lost in a variety of ways. Our investments in the stock market can decline in value or be lost, and our possessions can be taken from us through rust, obsolescence, or thievery. Our property could burn, and businesses can fail. All material things can be gone very quickly.
Let us not settle for the cheap counterfeit the world offers but embrace wholeheartedly the treasure of Jesus and His good gifts.
Prayer: Lord, You are the provider of all things. Help me to put my trust and faith in You rather than in material things. I thank You for Your incomprehensible love demonstrated in the gift of Your Son, Jesus, Who gave His life that I might have true riches: the forgiveness of sins and life eternal in Heaven. In Your precious name I pray. Amen.
Blessing on your stewardship journey!