Today's Verse: 1 Timothy 6:9

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
— 1 Timothy 6:9
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

This is not a message for folks who are already financially rich. No, this is for all of us who WANT to have that wealth. Craving it, coveting it, and going in pursuit of earthly wealth exposes us to many grave dangers. In a world so prodded and lured by advertising and social media messages that lead us to want all we see, we must remember, "You shall not covet..." is still one of God's Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:). Jesus reminded us of the positive command to help prevent this coveting: "Seek first God's Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).

My Prayer...

Thank you, dear Father, for your many blessings. Please help me to be satisfied and generous with the blessings you have already given me. Please help me keep my focus on you and your Son and allow you to make me a conduit of your blessings to others! I pray in the name of your Son and my Savior, Jesus. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 Timothy 6:9 — People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.