The Blessing of True Riches


 True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.

             After all, we brought nothing with us

                   when we came into the world,

and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.

So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.

               1 Timothy 6:6-8 NLT




Avoid the curse of greed.

Avarice triggers all kinds of evil—marital discord, theft, marred friendship.

If your bank account grows, do not make it the center of your life.

Joy is not measured by investment portfolios or square footage of a house. 

It is impossible to divide allegiance between God and money—do not try.

If you have lots of money, do not trust it – you’ll leave it all behind one day.

Moths consume the finest threads;  rust destroys the most expensive cars; 

     thieves find a way to break in to mansions—watch your priorities.

Depending on dollars will bankrupt your heart—value Me above all else.

Rudyard Kipling correctly observed:

     “Do not care overly much for wealth or power or fame,

         or one day you will meet someone who cares for none of these things,

         and you will realize how poor you have become.”


Treasure the contentment of God.

A satisfied mind is a great blessing—one very few people truly enjoy.

Bank accounts diminish and stock markets crash, but I never fail you.   

Find comfort in Me and you can learn to be content with much or little.

Let Me satisfy your soul’s hunger and gourmet restaurants will not matter.   

Let Me clothe you with righteousness and designer wardrobes will not lure.

I give your mind faith, your heart love, and your will perseverance. 

I bless your life with purpose, and your future with heaven. 

I am more precious than silver, costlier than gold, and brighter than jewels.   

Nothing you yearn for can compare with the pleasure of My company.


Practice the celebration of good works.

I have told you to love people and use money—never turn this around.

I have freely given you great resources—I expect you to give freely.

I proved My love by My cross—shoulder your cross and walk in My steps.

I went around doing good—be sure you do not merely go around.

I lived a life filled with love for others—see that you do the same.

I have blessed you with My Spirit to help you survive—lean on Me.

I have promised to do more than you can imagine—pray as you go.

I have offered heaven’s armor to help you survive earth’s battles—don it.

I have guaranteed ultimate victory over sin and death—count on it.

I have designed good things I want you to do for Me in life—stay busy.




© Johnny R. Almond                                        Gentle Whispers from Eternity


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