FLEE and PURSUE

But you – man or woman of God – FLEE from all this (love of money)… and PURSUE righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.  I Timothy 6:11

My friends, let me break this down into some simple descriptions given me by the Holy Spirit as I looked upon this verse the other day:

FLEE

Run quickly away from – “as if your life depended on it”

ALL THIS

Going after riches and focusing on money in actions and affections:

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

PURSUE

go after zealously – with powers of focus and thought

RIGHTEOUSNESS

keeping my way RIGHT WITH GOD

GODLINESS

Keeping my actions and thoughts PURE and GODLY

FAITH

BELIEVING what God says! Believing HIS WORD!

Trusting enough to base your life’s decisions upon what He has spoken!

LOVE

Holding no ill will toward another – caring, helping, and blessing them.

“As I have loved you – so love ye one another”  Jesus’ love is our standard!

ENDURANCE

being steadfast in hope UNTIL BREAKTHROUGH

GENTLENESS

not having to prove or justify, to control a situation , to be in the limelight,

to have the upper hand, or to have to be right.

WHAT ARE YOU FLEEING?

AND WHAT ARE YOU PURSUING?

May we heed this single verse that is

FULL OF SO MUCH RICH INSTRUCTION

and set ourselves up

for the blessings of the Lord to be released unto us all.

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