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The Apostle Paul told his hard worker Timothy this.. “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant not to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for out enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take  hold of the life that is truly life.”

Life that is truly life…..Isn’t that what we all want?  I do!!!!!!    Paul is telling Timothy to command those that are rich….that is us…..Americans…even unemployed, even with our 401 wiped out, even with out credit cards high, even with being homeless….we are rich…  America is rich….  We do not have to look very far to see how rich we are compared to those around us….Paul is telling Timothy….Command those who are rich to not rely on wealth of the world…which is fleeting….(Dow down 7000 p0ints) but to put their hope in God and to ……….  give ………

Paul is not saying,…if you don’t give, then you are going to hell, he does not say if you do not give that you are being cursed with a curse…. he is not saying that if you do not give…you are going to be ……  anything….  He is saying…Command…tell them urgently… don’t put your faith in stuff here but give …… and you will have life that is truly life. 

That life that is truly life is knowing that Jesus gave….his life…..for us.  We are being commanded to give….  What can you give today?   What can I give today? 

louie @ lmercer6@cfl.rr.com

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