Continuing with Leroy Thompson Sr’s book, Money Cometh to the Body of Christ, in the chapter, What is God’s Kind of Prosperity, he talks about 2 kinds of prosperity, and 1 Timothy 6:3-10 vs Deuteronomy 8:18.
In 1 Timothy 6, he says, Paul is talking about the covetous person, not the covenant person. Whereas the covetous person would do “anything” to get money, and then once they got it would spend it lavishly on things that help him/her to sin more, the covenant person knows what to do with money. Because of Deuteronomy 8:18, the covenant person would know that we are to use money, not people, we are to use money to bless people, we are to use money to see the gospel preached, to see people saved from the devil’s hand and brought into God’s kingdom.
1 Timothy 6:17 But [trust] in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy! What does richly mean? Well, for one, it means plentifully. why does He give “all things” plentifully to us? To Enjoy! You too can enjoy, when you don’t trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.
Romans 12:3, Paul says,” For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Paul was saying “If you think correctly and walk by faith, you won’t think more highly of yourself than you ought to think.” Why? Because everything we get from God, we get by faith.
WOW. True and uncomfortable. EVERYTHING WE GET FROM GOD, WE GET BY FAITH. So, it’s a faith walk. The way you develop your faith walk, is feed your spirit with more Word, from the Bible (Jesus himself). There is NO Way around it. John14:6 there’s no way to the Father except by me.