Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Life that is TRULY LIFE

Yesterday the LORD brought me to a passage of scripture that He has taken me to 5 times over the last year. As I read it and pondered every word of it - I realized that it is a hidden passage tucked at the end of 1 Timothy addressed to those who are rich. But this passage is for all of us - read it and devour it and ponder it - and see why.

1 Timothy 6:17-21
[God's Hidden Treasure Passage]
17 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. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
20 Timothy, [ your name] guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.
Grace be with you. [emphasis added]

This passage is full of instruction, warning and promise for living life that is truly life!

Choosing JOY,


1 comment:

kimberly said...

I was in my pool yesterday thanking the LORD for all that HE has giving me and my family. I thanked HIM not only for the pool, but the beautiful blue skies, the sun, the trees, the birds and everything that HE has created. Especially the dragonfly that landed on the ledge of the pool which at one point in time i would of splashed water on it to get rid of it-instead i admired the beauty of it and wished that i had a camera to take a picture of it. thanks, stephanie.