Summary: To enumerate the commands for the rich namely: (1) do good, (2) be rich in good deeds, (3) be generous and (4) be willing to share.
Are you rich? Here are your commands.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To enumerate the commands for the rich namely: (1) do good, (2) be rich in good deeds, (3) be generous and (4) be willing to share.
1 Timothy 6:18 (Amplified Bible)
[Charge them] to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous of heart, ready to share [with others],
The commands for the rich namely: (1) do good, (2) be rich in good deeds, (3) be generous and (4) be willing to share.
Commands for the rich Part 2
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain
C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith
1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work
E. Keyword: conduct
F. Key verse:
1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Do good
"[Charge them] to do good,"
Luke 6:35 (Amplified Bible)
But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.
Hebrews 13:16 (Amplified Bible)
Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
James 4:17 (Amplified Bible)
So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.
B. Be rich in good deeds
"to be rich in good works,"
Matthew 5:42 (Amplified Bible)
Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow [at interest] from you.
Luke 12:33 (Amplified Bible)
Sell what you possess and give donations to the poor; provide yourselves with purses and handbags that do not grow old, an unfailing and inexhaustible treasure in the heavens, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Acts 20:35 (Amplified Bible)
In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.
Isaiah 58:7 (Amplified Bible)
Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house—when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?
Ecclesiastes 11:1 (Amplified Bible)
CAST YOUR bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
Psalms 25:21 (Amplified Bible)
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for and expect You.
Deuteronomy 15:12-14 (Amplified Bible)
And if your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.
And when you send him out free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed.
You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress; of what the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.
C. Be generous
"to be liberal and generous of heart,"
Matthew 20:15 (Amplified Bible)
Am I not permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? [Or do you begrudge my being generous?] Is your eye evil because I am good?
2 Corinthians 9:5 (Amplified Bible)
That is why I thought it necessary to urge these brethren to go to you before I do and make arrangements in advance for this bountiful, promised gift of yours, so that it may be ready, not as an extortion [wrung out of you] but as a generous and willing gift.
D. Be willing to share
"ready to share [with others],"
Psalms 37:26 (Amplified Bible)
All day long they are merciful and deal graciously; they lend, and their offspring are blessed.