The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself ?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
What you do with your ___________ and ________ reveals what you value in your _________________.
1 TIMOTHY 6:17-18
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
How To Be Rich Towards God
God has blessed me with more than I need. I’m rich. I will not trust in riches but in him who richly provides. Because I have more, I will give more and do more.
1. God wants you to be rich in _______ _______.
1 TIMOTHY 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds...
1 PETER 2:12
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
2. God wants you to be rich in _______________.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
3. God wants you to be rich in ________________.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have love you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
*All scripture is from the New International Version unless otherwise noted.