Apostle, Winfree, James, R, Sr, The Lord Messenger, Social Media Blogger, Writer, Publisher, Truth Seeker & Biblical Mentor:


If God's Love Is In You, You Would Be A Blessing And Help To God's chosen children:


Rich in Good Works?”,1 Timothy 6:17-19

The text for this Bible Truth, the Word of which is, “Rich in Good Works?”, is

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ý 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. They are to do good, to be rich in

good works, to be generous and ready to share, 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. This is the text.


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

the Bible is written

in 1 Timothy 6:10 The love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is

through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and

pierced themselves with many pangs. The problem lies not in the gift of

money, which God provides for living, but in the sinful heart which idolizes the

gift over and against the Giver.


In the Word, Apostle Paul points out two temptations which the devil places before

us when we have a lot of money in our possession. He tells Pastor Timothy

to charge . . . the rich in this present age. . . not to be haughty, nor to set their

hopes on the uncertainty of riches. (Verse 17) These are two very real

temptations which satan throws at us when we use money.

The sin of haughtiness connected with riches expresses itself by

entitlement on various levels. Because we are putting up the money we may

be tempted to treat the other person harshly, disrespectfully and even


abusively. A wealthy believer can be tempted to look down on others who are

less fortunate with contempt. He may feel entitled in many ways simply

because he or she has money and treats others likewise.

The other temptation to which Elder Paul alludes is to set our hopes on the

uncertainty of riches. Satan can present the delusion that our money brings

security and guarantees a good life and future. However, this present age

eventually comes to an end and then we enter the age to come. Earthly riches

cannot guarantee the life to come in heaven. This was the point of Jesus’

parable of the rich fool. According to Luke 12:19-21 this rich man had stored

up wealth and said to himself, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many

years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “Fool! This night your

soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they

are?” So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward

God (i.e. has faith in Christ). Riches provide no solid hope and mean nothing

to you in death or on Judgment Day.


Rather, Pastor Timothy was to tell them to do good, to be rich in good

works, to be generous and ready to share. (Verse 18) These Christians who

God has blessed with material wealth had the opportunity to use their wealth

governed by their relationship with Jesus Christ. It would be one expression

of the fact that they set their hopes . . . on God, Who richly provides us with


everything to enjoy. Being rich in good works can only happen as one is rich

in God’s grace! 2 Corinthians 8:9 says: For you know the grace of our Lord

Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake, He became poor so

that you by His poverty might become rich. What are our rich, wealthy and blessed leaders, brothers and sisters are doing for their Christian family who lacks or are have needs?


Good works are the natural fruit of faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit

will produce those good works which will have lasting value in the age to

come, your eternal future! In fact, you were created for doing good works

according to Ephesians 2:8-10 ý For by grace you have been saved through

faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works,

so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ

Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk

in them. Being rich in good works will naturally flow from being rich in God’s

grace through faith in Christ Jesus. Thus, we do good works not to get to

heaven but because we are already going to heaven!


Big brother Paul talks about the lasting value of your good works in verse 19 of our

bible: 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. The purpose of

your good works is to provide open doors of opportunity to share God’s Word

with people. Believers experience the grace displayed in your good works

because showing kindness to those who are undeserving will go against


everything they’ve ever been taught. Biblical Truth, the Holy Spirit will move them

to ask questions, the answers to which will reveal the riches of God’s grace,

love and forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ, His Son! Through this Gospel

message, the Holy Spirit creates faith in the hearts of people to confess their

sins and thank Jesus for His work of grace in their lives. You see, the treasure

you are storing up as a good foundation for the future is more souls in heaven

for the LORD! The results always belong to Him!


Following His parable of the shrewd manager Jesus tells us this in Luke

16:9 Make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that

when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. Being rich in

God’s grace in Christ Jesus transforms our whole perspective and purpose of

life. It causes us to take hold of that which is truly life now for eternity! Thus,

we view work, money, possessions, relationships and so forth as ways and

avenues to share with others the riches of God’s grace in Christ as we are rich

in good works. God treasures every sinner in Christ and we want them all to

belong to Him eternally!


Being rich from the world’s point of view is truly relative. What one man

values another man may throw away. Thus, it is tempting to read these words

and think about all those rich people who are haughty and living in idolatry and

fail to see the last time you treated the store clerk in an unchristian manner


because your money entitled you. It is tempting to read these words and

recognize that God has richly provided you with everything to enjoy and then

cling to your stuff at the expense of disregarding the riches of His grace in

Christ for you and others. We may even be tempted to read these words and

count all the good works we’ve done and feel pretty secure of our eternal

salvation because of them.


Once again, it’s not a matter of the stuff. We all need hearts created in

Christ Jesus with His sin cleansing works for us! As we come to Him in

repentance of our sins daily and trust in His work for our salvation we are

made rich in His grace and forgiveness anew! So if you find yourself looking

up to heaven, asking God to curse you with riches and that you never recover,

also thank Him that you already have the riches of His grace in Christ Jesus

to be rich in good works. Share what God has blessed you with, your heavenly family needs you, Pastors, Spiritual Leaders, Ministries Leaders blessed by God Christians... for No one or nobody leaves this world rich, wealthy, but you can leave this world blessed in Jesus Christ.


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