Thoughts by Pastor Brad

Rich in the Lord

Proverbs 28:22 says, Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty. People ask me why I don’t play the lottery, and my answer comes down to this verse.  I am not focused on the things of this world and I trust God to take care of me.  The news is littered with stories of people winning hundreds of millions of dollars in these lotteries and then consequently losing it all in a few short years.  It comes down to greed and a focus on the things of this world.  I believe betting and wagering is wrong in all forms; but the bigger issue is folks trying to get rich quickly out of lust for the things of this world.  If you are truly abiding in Christ, then you will be satisfied with His provisions.  God gives us what we need in this life only to lavish us in the heavenly places with riches that will never fade away.  Let’s trust in the Lord, work hard to provide for your families, and set your sights on heaven for His glory.