Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 169/260: Read 1 Timothy 6

A man of God is a man of action. Showing up for worship services is important, but it is not enough. A man of God must actively be seeking to do God’s will in all aspects of life: at home, at work, and at recreation. If those things draw one away from his relationship with the Almighty, they should be closely examined and put into their proper place.

Paul urges Timothy regarding worldly pursuits driven by greed, “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” It is good to recognize that greed can cause problems, but it is important to replace the pursuit of money with the pursuit of heavenly treasures.

Jesus taught, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 7:19-21).

Where is your heart? Are you content with the basic necessities? Paul warns, “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.” Guard your heart!

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

2 Timothy 1:13. Hold fast the pattern of ___________ words which you have heard from me, in faith and ___________ which are in Christ Jesus.

Pray

Pray for contentment with God’s grand blessings.

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