My car radio is usually tuned to the Family Radio station, 88.9 FM locally. It so happens that as I drive to work, besides the seasonal Christ-centered music, they have a daily Bible quiz. Today’s three questions were based on 1 Timothy 6, directed toward the rich, which probably all who read this are–compared to most Earth-dwellers.
What are rich people to do?
Answer: “Do not be arrogant or set your hopes on the uncertainty of riches (cf. FTX), but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
How are we to use our riches?
Answer: “Be rich in good works, be generous and ready to share.”
What does God promise to those who do?
Answer: “They are storing treasures for themselves as a good foundation for the future.”
In other words, in God’s Economics 101, generosity leads to financial security. You can’t take it with you, but you can send it ahead by giving it away. It’s not he who dies with the most toys wins. The big winners are those who, when the final horn sounds, have given the most away, according to what they had, for the love of God and their neighbor (any in need within reach, aka the Good Samaritan).