“THERE IS GREAT GAIN IN GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT” (1 Tim 6:6)

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (22 September 2017)

????1 Tim 6:2c-12; Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 (R. Matt 5:3); Luke 8:1-3

Where your treasure is, there would your heart be too (Matt 6:21). Yet, our hearts are meant for God, and would not rest until they rest in God. That is the reason it is wise to seek Godly ways while on earth so that you will not miss that way at the end of time.

The way that leads to material things can indeed be deceptive. That way has made many pastors follow the way of Gehazi, the servant of Elisha (cf. 1 Kgs 5:19ff) and make prophecies in the name of God when the Lord has not spoken. It has also made some to neglect the work of God in pursuit of material wealth. The love of money is indeed the root of all evil (1 Tim 6:10).

St. Paul encourages us today to seek after things that are Godly (see 1 Tim 6:2-12), being detached from the things of this world. This is not a suggestion to die in penury. You may be a very rich person but yet not attached to material things. That is the example that the women disciples of Jesus gives us (cf. Luke 8:1-3). They used their material wealth to follow Jesus.

May the Holy Spirit guide us to follow Jesus faithfully in righteousness so that we may not miss that way that leads to life everlasting. Amen.

I wish you a spirit-filled day. Peace be with you.

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  1. Adebanji Opeyemi says:

    Amen

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