Friday, April 29, 2011

Who Is The Rich One?

A woman lives in a double-wide trailer in Illinois on a farm with a husband and nine children.  Her husband adores her and they have a fabulous marriage.  Their nine children are well-behaved, work hard, and love each other.  They home school their children.  They grow a lot of their own food.  She's birthed most of her babies at home except two of them who needed C-sections.  They sing and laugh a lot together.

Martha Stewart has millions of dollars and several gorgeous homes.  She takes exotic vacations and probably has her own jet.  She hangs out with the rich and famous and has met many movie stars.  She is even friends with a lot of them.  She has her own television shows and even her own network now.  She is rich and powerful in society's eyes.

BUT, I want to ask you....Who really is the rich one?

But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang. But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness."
I Timothy 6:6-11