Friday, February 24, 2017

The Rich - Trust The Living God (LG57)

1 Tim 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

Besides the perilous time for Christians in the last days, there is the danger of not trusting God.

Mat 19:23-24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven but if we put our trust in the living God, then everything is possible. Trusting God can only be possible if we humble ourselves poor and acknowledge that our possessions, successes, etc. belong to Him. As good stewards we must diligently look for missions, charitable homes, etc. to give and help so that our Lord can reap and harvest where He has not sown.

Mat 19:27-28 Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?" So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

God has placed Lazarus (those who follow His calling, mission, charitable homes, etc.) in front of every rich man's gate as blessings and possibly salvation.

Lam 3:22-23 Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

Thank God for His mercies to our rich brethren for He has recently given the vision to FGBMFI (started by the late Dr. Peter Tong) to start the fund to help the poor and needy in this country. With businessmen of integrity manning this fund, our rich brethren can rest assure that their talents and minas under FGBMFI are invested in the right missions and charities.

1Sam 2:8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. "For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He has set the world upon them."

1Tim 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Brethren, please acknowledge His love and mercy for you and obey God's word, commandments and teachings for the end is at hand. When World War 3 starts, all your wealth will just disappear and on top of that you will be judged for hoarding it. Be merciful and you will receive mercy.

James 2:13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Pro 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.

When we put our trust in the Lord, we leave everything in His hands. We can then face the future with confidence, assurance, peace and joy knowing that He is walking in front of us and leading us. Fear God and you will depart from all evil.

Psalm 118:4 Let those who fear the LORD now say, "His mercy endures forever." I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?