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1 Timothy 6:17-21 – Build Your Hope On Things Eternal

1 Timothy 6:17-21 -Command those who are rich(A) in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth,(B) which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God,(C) who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.(D) 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,(E) and to be generous and willing to share.(F) 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves(G) as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of(H) the life that is truly life. 20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted(I) to your care. Turn away from godless chatter(J) and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.

What are you hoping for this morning? What do you hope to finish by the end of the day, month or year? What is your hope for your eternal future? What is your hope for your family, your marriage and your children?

Without hope, there is always disappointment. We need to hope to keep going in life. What is your hope on today? Is it to spend eternity with Christ? Is to to store up as much treasures as you can on earth where moth & dust will rot and eventually overtake them? What is your hope on today?

Jesus declares these words in Luke 12:15 – Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Proverbs 23:5 – Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

BUILD YOUR HOPE ON THINGS ETERNAL!

There is a song that says: Hold On To God’s Unchanging Hands. WHY? Because time is filled with swift transition! Here are the words.

Time is filled with swift transition,naught of earth unmoved can stand, build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand. Chorus: Hold to God’s unchanging hand, hold to God’s unchanging hand; build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand.

WHERE OR WHAT IS YOUR HOPE BUILT ON TODAY? GOD OR THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD THAT WILL SOON BE LEFT BEHIND ONCE YOU TRANSITION FROM EARTH TO ETERNITY!

What will be the fate of those those who put their hope in earthly things and not in God? Eternal separation from Him!

BUILD YOUR HOPE ON THINGS ETERNAL!!!TIME IS TRULY FILLED WITH SWIFT TRANSITION!

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you that He has given you enough sense to know that Hope in Christ is the only True Hope!

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra