“As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share,” — 1 Timothy 6:17-18
How do we measure success? In the world around us, success is typically measured by how much money you earn, by how many toys you have or by how big your company is. In God’s kingdom, the criteria are different. As 1 Timothy reminds us, our goal as followers of Jesus is not to accumulate the most money or toys, but rather respond to God’s generous love for us by trying to be rich in good works and generous in our relationships to those around us.
Think about all the people you encounter each day. Pick someone whose help and assistance you appreciate and take time to thank them in-person or to write them a thank you note. It will be a helpful reminder for you and for them, of what it looks like to live a follower of Jesus in the world today.