The Danger of Being Rich

Last Sunday we discovered that most of us ARE rich (compared to most people in the world) and that we really don’t need to worry much about GETTING rich but we need to think about how to BE rich. 
This Sunday we will be looking at the first instruction from Paul to those of us who are rich – “Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.”  (1 Timothy 6:17)
Money has a funny way of changing us.  One of the deceptive things about being rich is that we think that our wealth is a reflection of what is on the inside of us.  Some think that just because they have money, they are good people. 
Spiritually, the danger of being rich is that once a person gets more than they financially need, it is natural to lean in to one’s money for security rather than God. 
So this Sunday we are going to look at some of the dark sides of money and how to avoid the traps of being rich.