Thursday, 3 May 2012

Today Reminder - 03 May 2012 (Wealth)

My prayer for you for today is that you will not seek the wealth of this world but instead seek the wealth of the living God in your life so that you will be content, in Jesus name.

1Timothy 6:6-10
Yet 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.
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Wealth - Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. Once upon a time in land far away from here lived an old king. He had seen many battles and the scars of a hard life were deeply cut into an old body. Yet the spirit that lived inside him was still strong as he ruled his land with compassion. He had only one son, young and full of ambition. He strived on success and hated defeat, he lived for himself and sought only the throne of his father. The materialistic desires of his son had caused many quarrels between the old king and his son and as time passed their different world views caused separation between them. This was of great value to an old enemy of the king. Not far from his kingdom lived a tyrant who only wanted more wealth and deeply desired the beautiful kingdom of the old king. In a secret meeting the tyrant convinced the son of the old king that they should take the throne from the old king and that he the tyrant will help the son to be king and rule the land. They had met for some time planning the defeat of the old king and in their plot they have contracted some the lands worst criminals. The time came and they moved swiftly, they knew the old king would be asleep and they knew that the guards whom have not seen battle for so long would not be on their guard and that they would be easy to overpower. As they entered the palace and moved swiftly up to the old king’s room they were amazed that there were no guards and that they all seem to be busy somewhere else. As they entered the king’s room where he was sleeping the son moved up to his bed. The tyrant stood on the other side and for a brief moment they both watched as the old king slept. Slowly the tyrant pulled his sword out ready to kill an easy target. The room was silent and in the distance you could hear the call of an owl, almost crying out for the king. As the tyrant readied himself for the blow the old king spoke: “Did you really think after all this time it would be this easy?” His words were like knives cutting through the hearts of his enemies and within seconds the room was filled with palace guards. The old king had seen his son’s dark heart and had sent his spies to follow him as they uncovered the plot they infiltrated the criminal underground and was enlisted by the king’s son. As the son and the tyrant stood alone against an army of battle hardened warriors the old king said: “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. As you will soon learn”

My dear friend, remember this: Yet 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.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.

Cheers