Lord, use me to remind my child not to put her hope in wealth, but in You. Help her to understand that she is precious in Your sight, regardless of what material possessions she has or doesn’t have. Grant her discernment to balance contentment with a desire to excel for Your glory. Let her be rich in good deeds, generous, and willing to share. Help her to remember that it is more important to store up treasures in heaven than on earth.
Prayer of the Day
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
—1 Timothy 6:17–19