O.T. reading – Jeremiah 37:1-38:28
The king asked him secretly in his house, and said, “Is there any word from the LORD?” (Jer. 37:16)
Who else is desperately asking this question in secret?
N.T. reading – I Timothy 6:1-21
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 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” (I Tim. 6:6-9).
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” (I Tim. 6:17).
Doesn’t this touch on the massive problem we have in our country concerning our attitudes toward money? How is your relationship with the living God? This is the key ingredient.
Proverbs for today – Proverbs 25:28
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.