A life of godliness with contentment is the best life one can live. This is because it is great gain.
We are constantly trying to gain something in life. You probably want to have a house, land, education, marriage, children, well-paying job, … the list is endless. The author of life, God, tells us in 1 Timothy 6:6-8 that, godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
You should aim at living in godliness with contentment and that way you will be living the best life.
Let’s explain what a life of godliness with contentment is.
A life of godliness with contentment, is a life centered at living according to the will of God, and being happy and satisfied with what you have.
You give yourself to reading and obeying his word because his will is in his word. You devote yourself to God out of love and knowledge of who he is. The heart is set on glorifying, pleasing and giving thanks to God for what he has given you.
This kind of life is marked with the peace and joy that, comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. Material things are not the source of joy, peace nor hope.
You are happy and satisfied with what God has given you. Like the Apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:12, “ I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Being contented, saves you from complications and stresses that come from living, a life where the heart is set on gaining material things. In 1Timothy 6:9-10 God tells us the dangers of wanting to be rich.
1Timothy6: 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
In the bible, Gehazi is an example of a person, who brought destruction to himself, because of lusting after material. He run after Naaman and got a talent of silver and two sets of clothing. This brought destruction to his body: he contracted leprosy. Read the story here 2Kings 5:20-27 KJV
Unfortunately, many Christians like Gehazi, are running after material things. Neglecting godliness with contentment. This has brought them destruction.
Some have robbed God in tithes and offering because they are not content with 90%. In doing so, they open a door for a curse. See Malachi 3: 8-10. Others have bribed or engaged in illegal businesses and dealings. This has brought them sorrow because it is not a blessing from the Lord.
In conclusion, God wants you to have the best life by living a life of godliness with contentment. He wants you to follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience and meekness. Be thankful, happy and satisfied with what he has given you. This way life in abundance.
1Timothy 6: 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Lord Jesus, I know you want me to live a life of godliness with contentment. I pray that you may turn my heart from earthly cares to seeking to please and glorify you.
Help me to read and obey your word.
Let my joy and peace be in you and not in material things which are temporal.
Thank you for the things you have blessed me with. I pray that you may help me be satisfied with them and be happy.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray and believe.
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God loves you; may he bless you
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Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Morgan