“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”I Timothy 6:17
Mostly when believers read this verse, they assume it is not talking about them. Well let me tell you, this verse is for every believer. No seed of Abraham should be poor. As the Lord prospers you, remember this verse. Don’t be haughty! Don’t be prideful and arrogant.
As you grow in financial prosperity, there is a tendency to become arrogant and prideful. People tend to move their eyes, their trust and their security away from God and fix it on the material resources. So we must be on our guard and pay close attention to what the Lord has said in the above verse.
“When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. “Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;”Deuteronomy 8:10-14
To be haughty means to consider yourself better than other people and to place yourself above God. When a person trusts and hopes in His riches, He considers himself more important than other people and begins to lightly esteem the Lord, His word, His house and His anointed servants. This is very similar to what Lucifer did.
““Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.”Ezekiel 28:17
Lucifer’s heart was lifted up because of his beauty. But the question is, who gave him his beauty. Was it not God? Lucifer didn’t remember and acknowledge God as his Source. Therefore the Lord cast him to the ground.
“Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.”Proverbs 16:18
This verse reveals the dangers of being prideful and arrogant. The destination of haughtiness is always destruction and fall. Therefore the Lord warns us concerning pride and arrogance. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God.
Never forget God. Remember He is the One who has given you breath and has blessed you. Without Him, you are a living corpse. Your value and worth doesn’t come from material and earthly things, it comes from Jesus. Therefore never assume you are better or more important than other people. There is nothing you have that you have not received. Now then if you have received it, why is there any boasting or lifting up of oneself? Protect yourself from destruction and from an expensive fall.
No matter how wealthy you become, never stop tithing. Tithe is a reminder. No matter how wealthy you become, always honour and submit to the God’s written word. No matter how wealthy you become, love people and be a blessing. Live in the presence of Jesus and let him take you to the very summit of prosperity and opulence. The more wealthy you become, the more you must be with Jesus. If this is you, destruction and fall will never be a part of your life.
You are victorious in Christ!
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