For various reasons (security, power, fun) we all seem to want more than we have. And yet, John Jacob Astor said, "I am the most miserable man on earth." John W. Rockefeller was quoted as saying, "I have made many millions, but they have brought me no happiness." And Andrew Carnegie noted once, "Millionaires seldom smile."
It's not that money necessarily brings misery...but nor is it the panacea that we think it is.
So what if instead of striving for financial salvation and security, we sought after God with that same fervor? What if we shifted the focus from being rich to being rich toward God?
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” ~ Luke 12:20-21
How can we be rich toward God? Let's focus on:
*Loving those that God has put in your world rather than working
so hard we never see them.
*Using our gifts and passions to do good work and improve the world.
*Becoming generous with our time and money.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth...But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:19-21
Learning Together To Be Rich Towards God...