“…storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of what is truly life.”
1 Timothy 6:19
What’s The Good Life?
What do you think it takes to truly be living the “good” life? It may look like securing the dream job, getting married, or buying a home. Maybe it looks more like reaching your health goals or achieving the items on your bucket list.
We all have different ideas of what the good life is. But the real thing, the true life in store for us, can’t be measured by earthly standards; our treasure transcends the life before us.
What are You Set On?
In his instructions for the rich, the apostle Paul instructs them to not set their hope on the uncertainties of worldly wealth. Instead, he tells them to be rich in good works that bring glory to the Lord (1 Timothy 6:17-18). He doesn’t tell us that that’s the end of the story and that our assurance and security are nowhere to be found.
Instead, he tells us where exactly to set our gaze—on that which is above.
The Life That’s Still to Come
He tells the church that we are to be “storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age.” This isn’t to say that our good works and sacrifices here on earth are for nothing; rather, he explains how they are setting the scene for the mysteries that are to come.
It’s true that we don’t exactly know where our futures are heading. But there is one thing we can have assurance of. We know whose faithfulness has paved the way for us thus far. And it’s through His gift of eternal life through Jesus that we are empowered for the good works and the good life that are ours now and still to come. The true life in store for us comes only through Christ. Won’t you take hold of it?