Thursday, September 2, 2010

daily text 9/2

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
"Valuable things and riches are in his house"

(Psalm 112:3)

Whether one has much or little materially, it is possible to be spiritually rich. (Matthew 6:20; 1 Timothy 6:18, 19; James 2:5) Anointed Christians, along with their companions, do not keep their spiritual riches to themselves. Rather, they have "flashed up" in Satan's dark world "as a light to the upright ones." (Psalm 112:4) They do so by helping others to benefit from the spiritual treasures of God. Additionally, God's people have proved to be generous regarding material things. Psalm 112:9 states: "He has distributed widely; he has given to the poor ones." True Christians today often make material contributions to fellow Christians and even to neighbors who are in need. They also use material resources to support relief campaigns in times of disasters. As Jesus indicated would be so, that is a source of happiness too.—Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 9:7.
(Watchtower issue: 3/15/09, 4:9-11)