Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. - 1 Timothy 6:17 NKJV
How many of us are rich today? I know that being rich is a relative term when spoken of regarding either material, emotional, personal or spiritual riches. Here in the United States, even our poor have more "stuff" than some of the richest people in other parts of the world. But no matter how rich we are with whatever or whomever we have in our lives, the bible says in 1 Timothy 6:17 that all of these things are uncertain. So then, what can we have that will truly delight our souls? Isaiah has the answer.
"Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance."
Isaiah 55:1-2 NKJV
The answer lies in our living God, who provides for us riches beyond compare that will never perish. There is no uncertainty in God. Without money, we can buy, eat and drink the living water and bread of God's riches in the pages of His Word. God's Word will not only lead us to eternal life through a belief on Jesus Christ, the one who paid the price for our souls, but it will lead us to riches in our lives on earth as well. By seeking God and His will for our lives in both our character and our deeds, we will obtain priceless riches. How can one put a value on peace of mind, patience and perseverance? How can we put a value on love, joy & the knowledge that God will never leave us or forsake us no matter what? Is there a price tag for the comfort in knowing that a good God who loves you for who you are today has all things under control in your life with your best interests at heart? I don't think so. Consider today how you can better have the abundant riches of God in your life.
Searching for Treasure...
1) What are you spending your "wages" on that does not satisfy?
2) When was the last time you opened up your bible to seek God's riches and get to know Him better?
3) Examine the people you hang out with. Are they seeking God's riches or man's? Do you have a spiritual mentor?