Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 6
1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, with these things we will be content.
Paul is giving warnings to Timothy as the temptations of life are real and the culture of this world is tempting. He gives the warning but also gives the pursuit of the man of God.
It is amazing that God leads me to this passage this morning. I was just talking about how I was going to go buy a lottery ticket this morning and how I would spend the money if I won. (Mind you it is a 1 and 34 million chance I would. LOL) The Lord is so gracious and kind that if we just spend time with him in his Word he will lead us not into temptation and he will deliver us from evil. Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path", what a true word this morning. What did I think money would get me? What did I think I would gain from that type of money? What would have happened to me and my family if we would have obtained that type of money? So many senseless temptations come our way as the scripture says when we desire the money and love it more than God.
Father God, thank you for leading me to your Word and leading me not into temptation but deliver me from evil. You are so good and I love you, Lord. May I pursue the right things and pursue obedience.