Use your money well
'Tell them to use their money to do good.' 1 Timothy 6:18 NLT
Money: we all need it and enjoy its benefits. God never says that we shouldn't have money, or that we shouldn't spend it. But he does encourage us to manage it well and not be a slave to it.
Saving money is a great, and necessary, way to make sure we have enough for the future. But we shouldn't save to the point of never relying on God to provide for us, or at the expense of being generous givers. Matthew 6:19-20 says: 'Don't store treasures for yourselves here on earth... But store your treasures in Heaven where they cannot be destroyed by moths or rust and where thieves cannot break in and steal them' (NCV). We can't take our money with us when we die, so let's make sure we're sensible in the way we're saving. We also shouldn't be spending our money only on ourselves. God calls us to be generous and sacrificial with our giving. When we see people in need, and have the means to help, let's help them out, using God's wisdom. Let's give what we can to our churches and communities to help them reach and help more people.
In 1 Timothy 6:18 it says: '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' (1 Timothy 6:18 NLT).
So what now? How are you managing your money? Whatever stage of life you are at, be deliberate about using it for good. It really is freeing to do so.
Soulfood: Isa 22-25, Matt 11:1-9, Ps 107:10-16, Pro 3:19-20