Thursday, September 16, 2010


"Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food & clothing, we will be content with these."
(1 Timothy 6:6-8)

We're never content.  We're not supposed to be.  (At least that's the message we're bombarded with in today's society!)  There's always something more we need to have.  Always some upgrade worth buying.  If only we could have... (fill in the blank)!!!  We've been conditioned well.  Too well.

Paul reminds us where our focus should lie: godliness & contentment.  It's the perfect pair.  Love God and neighbor.  Live right.  Live simply.  Be content.  Food & clothing are the main essentials, he writes.  That's enough.  (Or at least it should be.)

It's so hard to stop acquiring (and desiring!) stuff.  And yet, that's not where life (TRUE LIFE) is discovered.  Contentment is key.  Chris Tomlin wrote a song called "Enough."  It expresses this message of contentment perfectly.
  "All of you is more than enough for all of me; for every searching, every need.  You satisfy me with your love, and all I have in you, is more than enough."
May I live more and more into that promise!  AMEN.

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