1 Timothy 6: Do You Love Money?
Verse of the Day: (V10) “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
1. Masters (V1-2)
V1 “Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.”
God loves His people to submit to Him as this demonstrates their obedience. God through Paul commanded His people to submit to their masters who paid them to do their jobs, and it was only fair for them to get their jobs done. However, how blessed it is when both the employers and the employees are God’s children, and they both faithfully and diligently work together, and praise God when the jobs are done for His glory and honour!
V2 “And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.”
2. Money (V3-12)
V6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
God loves His people to be contented as this demonstrates their thankfulness. Those who are unthankful will never be contented no matter how much they have. Indeed, godliness with contentment is great gain, because the love of money will cause many to slide down the slippery slope of discontentment, and ended up in misery, sorrows, and even in death.
V9 “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”
3. Man (V13-21)
V15 “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;”
God loves His people to humble themselves, and know that Jesus Christ is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and no man can come to Him, except through Jesus Christ. Indeed, we shall all be changed from mortality to immortality, and are righteous before the righteous God because Jesus Christ had died and shed His precious blood for our sins.
V16 “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to use my money for Your glory, and never to love it.