1. The Dangers of Wealth
a) Wealth can make you proud.
b) Wealth can bring a false sense of security.
2. What to do with Riches
a) Be generous!
b) Be willing to share.
Questions for further thought or discussion:
- How do you measure success in life? What is the best kind of “inheritance” to leave behind?
- According to 1 Timothy 6:17-19 , what are some of the dangers of wealth?
- What actions show that someone may have set their hope on riches and not on God?
- What kind of attitude does Paul encourage when it comes to wealth? What kinds of actions demonstrate an attitude of generosity and a willingness to share?
Lord, grant us the wisdom to avoid the dangers of wealth. Cultivate a spirit of generosity among us and may we always be willing to share!
17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.