You ARE Rich!
Yesterday I posted about a recent installment in the Tips for Jesus movement. A fifty-dollar restaurant bill merited one fortunate worker a $2000 tip! You can read the post and get the link to the article and Instagram page here. Many would say, “I’m not that rich; I couldn’t ever tip someone so lavishly as that man did.” But keep in mind, wealth is relative. We tend to define wealth by those who live in a higher income bracket than we do. However, I learned an eye-opening truth about wealth that puts things in proper perspective: Consider those who live in a lower income bracket, because if you own a book and know how to read it, you are rich in comparison to much of the world’s population. Wow! We never looked at it like that, have we? But, if you go and live among the poorest and realize the road blocks created by their destitution, you will freshly appreciate the opportunity we have in getting an education. Indeed, we are rich! I’ll share another eye-opening truth from the Bible concerning wealth.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
Be content with what you have. To do so, we have to stop comparing ourselves with those who appear to be more wealthy. I say appear because one never knows the amount a debt a person has. If you must compare, though, look at those less fortunate, give thanks to God for His blessings, and love generously. Our ability to have financial peace and contentment comes from acknowledging God’s presence with us. It’s a truth we must factor into our daily lives. When we live with a 24/7 awareness of His presence, all things fall into place. It is not our worrying that causes financial stability; it’s trusting in our omniscient God and His promise to always be with us.
With childlike faith,