How much do you think about money? Do “the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things” take up far more time than they should? Today’s devotional should help you avoid the folly which corrodes so many lives. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Timothy 6:17 (ESV)
17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
“F. W. Woolworth, founder of the Woolworth’s chain of stores, had made one the largest fortunes in the world by the early 1900s. A portion of this fortune, more than $50 million, was given to his granddaughter, Barbara Hutton, when she turned twenty-one in 1933.
“Although she was one of the richest women in America, Barbara was never able to find personal happiness. She married seven times (including among her husbands a prince, a count, and the actor Cary Grant). Hutton spent her life battling drug and alcohol dependency and anorexia, and her numerous divorces left her almost bankrupt. When the reclusive Hutton finally died at age sixty-six, she weighed less than one hundred pounds and only $3,000 of her fortune remained.” [Tommy Nelson, A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2005), p. 28]