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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

1 Timothy 6:17-19

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Giving

Command those who are rich in this present world… to do good, to be rich in good deeds… to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of [that which is life indeed].

First Timothy 6:17-19, “Command those who are rich in this present world… to do good, to be rich in good deeds… to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of [that which is life indeed] (NIV).” Paul gives those of us with a surplus two compelling reasons to be generous and willing to share. One, our treasures that we give away in this life will become a firm foundation for us in the next life and two, by being generous, we will be able to experience “life indeed.” You see, “life indeed” is not found in what you get or in what you keep. It is found in what you give. Think about it.