The Big Read – Daily Read
1 Timothy 6:17-21
v17-19: Those who are rich need to be aware of the specific temptations that come to them because of their prosperity. They need to beware “of pride,” thinking “more highly of themselves,” becoming “puffed up by their wealth,” and putting their confidence it. Instead, they are “to trust in God, the living God… to make him their hope… to do good with what they have.” Church leaders must not be afraid of speaking and commanding them, “no matter how rich they are.”
v20: Leaders of local church will not guard the gospel and all the truths of God found in His Word which has been entrusted to them if they are distracted by worthless and godless talk. They need to hear the exhortation to avoid irreverent and empty speech.
v21: Grace be with you all “is a short but comprehensive prayer for our friends.” It is prayer that God would not “withhold any good thing” from His people.
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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