A word from the pastor with your coffee..
The Christmas season has ended, and we are in the midst of tax season. Is anyone thinking about, or anxious about, money these days? Of course we are! We can't go through a week without thinking about money.
Unfortunately, money is a necessity in this life. But, it should not be our focus and primary pursuit.
Does money deliver on its promises? Does it really bring true peace, joy, hope, security, love, and meaning to our lives? There is actually very little, if any, correlation between money and these important things. If you don't believe me, just ask someone, who has accumulated a great deal of wealth. They will tell you the truth.
In I Timothy 6:6-11, the Apostle Paul warned Timothy about"wanting to get rich", "loving money", and "being eager for money". Rather than pursuing money, the challenge he gave, was to pursue things like righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
These are the things that help us take hold of and experience the life that is truly life. And no one can take that away from us! It is tax free!