January 8, 2020 Higher Everyday Devotional :- RISK IN LUSTING AFTER RICHES
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020
TOPIC: RISK IN LUSTING AFTER RICHES
BIBLE TEXT: 1TIMOTHY 6:6-14
MEMORY VERSE: “for the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some converted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1Timothy 6:10).
A Nigerian businessman, on Social Media, lamented his ordeal in the hands of “Yahoo boys” after escaping from their hideout: “Yahoo boys are scanners, who have subjected many people to pains. They are heartless people, who should not be spared by the law”.
Many youths currently wail in jail and some have met untimely death because they want to become instant billionaires by all means. The desire to get rich quick makes them to indulge in many evil practices. A number of them are into ritual murders, robbery, cultism, drug trafficking, prostitution, internet frauds, etc. There are adults also who engage in corruptive practices because of money.
God expects His children to be engaged in godly and productive labour. True riches without sorrow comes from God. Christian youths should not emulate the ungodly means of getting rich lest they end up in sorrows like the ‘Yahoo boys.’ They should rather share the gospel with them. It is only the new birth experience in Christ that can set them free from the love of money and it’s grievous consequences.
CHALLENGE: true riches without sorrow comes from God.
QUOTES: be engaged in godly and productive labour.
PRAYER: lord, lead me into true riches.