Friday, August 9, 2013

Be Rich in Good Deeds, Generous and Willing to Share

Beautiful photography courtesy of Eileen DeCamp

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  1Timothy 6:18 (NIV)
Thinking back now, it seems a bit ironic.  I was sitting in the drive-through at the bank when a shiny luxury sedan caught my eye on the street which runs perpendicular to where I sat. It was followed close behind by another equally beautiful top of the line vehicle, then another, and another.  Just at the moment I surmised there must be a spectacular car show up the road, a motorcycle cop sped along side and another followed at the rear.  I realized then I was watching a funeral procession of someone who had been very rich. 
You’ll have to excuse my irreverence, but I thought “well, you can’t take it with you.”
There won’t be any luxury cars in heaven.  But the fact that the cars caught my eye in the first place probably says something about a preoccupation with appearances and material possessions.  I suppose I like luxury items as much as the next person.  It’s good to remember that ultimately our soul’s estate is all that counts. 
We should let nothing in our lives or our livelihoods put a hold on our relationship with God.  Our relationship with Him is our most important asset.  What’s done for the Lord and His glory will endure, and our treasure will be laid up in Heaven.
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. 1 Timothy 6:19 (NIV)

Jeanne Henriques life on the farm @ collage of life

Good Morning and so glad you are visiting Write Moments with God.  May you take hold of the life that is truly life.  Feel free to leave your thoughts below in the comments section beside the tiny pencil icon.  Blessings to you.


  1. Hi Rose!
    Thanks for sharing my photo! I sometimes find myself taken in by expensive things. Like you said, "you can't take it with you!" It's hard sometimes in this society sometimes. We think we should be keeping up with the neighbors. We all need to just stop and be thankful for what we have.

  2. That photo is spectacular! If you could have seen those cars...I've never seen so many flashy cars on the road at once. And there I sat, at the bank. It was a bit of a let down to realize it was a funeral procession going by. God is faithful. He has given us instruction about it all. I wrote about this because I think we allow certain things to come between us and God...and two of those barriers are material things and preoccupation with appearances. Yes, let's stop and be thankful. Thank you for visiting and welcome back.

  3. Thanks for the insight into God's Word. I enjoyed reading your posts.

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