We then find we don’t own the house, the car, the gadgets, the stylish wardrobes and so on. They own us as we are married to the house mortgage, the car’s repayments and not forgetting the caring and maintenance of all the things we own. True enough, we did enjoy them when we first acquired them but soon enough they will dominate and dictate our actions, “clean me, polish me, paint me, repair me and we spend our money and time working for the ‘things’ we thought will bring us happiness in the first place.
The Apostle Paul gave us the doable solution when he wrote in 1 Timothy 6: 6 – “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” The term godliness here is not a particular grace or speaking of certain character we have possessed but it is the constant need and practice of seeking the fruits of the Spirit and presence of God. Through that lifestyle, we will gain contentment that the world does not possess. Are you in constant pursuit of seeking something that satisfy? Try Jesus, you have nothing to lose and much to gain.
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
- John W.