Daily Reading: 1 Timothy 6:17-21

Big Idea This Week:
God doesn’t want something FROM you, He wants something FOR you

Questions to think about:
The last part of this text tells us to put our hope in God, who “richly provides us with everything we need for our enjoyment.” God cares about our enjoyment!

Wealth is uncertain.
Stuff is uncertain.

We eventually lose all our stuff, either before we die or after. Underneath our desire for more there is a good desire: a desire to make our lives better. But if we spend our lives just trying to get more, eventually it will all be taken away. We need to put our hope where it belongs. Paul says we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it. There is one thing that can’t be taken away from us, and that is Jesus’ love and forgiveness. That’s our firm foundation. Putting our hope in Jesus is how we take hold of the life that is truly life. We can’t take any of our stuff with us, but that’s the thing – the one thing – that we can take with us.