From Handbook to Prayer
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. I cannot serve God and wealth. (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13)
Those who are rich in this present world should not be arrogant or set their hope on the uncertainty of riches but on God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They should do good, be rich in good works, and be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future, so that they may lay hold of true life. (1 Timothy 6:17–19)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
I will sing to the Lord and give praise to the Lord,
For He has rescued the life of the needy
From the hands of evildoers. (Jeremiah 20:13)
The Lord is good,
A refuge in times of trouble;
He knows those who trust in Him. (Nahum 1:7)
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the strong man boast of his strength, and let not the rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23–24)
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I will wait for Him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good to hope silently
For the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentations 3:24–26)