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What does it mean that the rich should do good works to 'store up treasure for the coming age?'


1 Timothy 6:19

NKJV - 19 Storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 10 2017 Final avatar Shamika Wilson

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, Paul is expressing the same thought here as Jesus did in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:19-21). He is not teaching or advocating salvation by works; nor suggesting that the use of money (apart from faith) can save us, or provide the same "foundation" for salvation or eternal life as Christ's finished work (as Paul himself noted in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15), but that the dedication of wealth by a Christian in service to God or generosity toward those in need, done in gratitude to God for the salvation that He has already granted through faith in Christ, and in trust that He will provide for the individual's own material needs in this life, will be rewarded by God in eternity.

January 11 2017 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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