HOW CONTENTMENT CAN BE CULTIVATED
I TIMOTHY 6: 6 - 12
(PAGE 1735 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST SAID, "Foxes have their holes and birds of the air
have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head"
(Matthew 8: 20). He who said that was the world's most contented
person. In doing so, He established the fact contentment is not
contingent on "things."
Oh, but it is in the lives of many today. We have developed an
adrenal thirst for material possessions. As a result, if we have
those we want, we are content. If we don't have them we are
If your contentment is contingent upon things it is inevitable
you will suffer discontent because invariably there will be
times you don't have certain things. There are things that aid
contentment that money can't buy. Money can buy - - -
A bed but not sleep.
Books but not brains.
A house but not a home.
Medicine but not health.
Food but not an appetite.
Amusement but not happiness.
A crucifix but not a Saviour.
In her book entitled: "Living on Less and Enjoying It More,"
Maxine Hancock said of contentment: "Similar to happiness, that
greatly sought-after but always elusive goal of society.
However, it is deeper and more fulfilling than happiness. It is
a quiet plateau that can be reached internally even when there
seems little external reason for it."
Our text teaches that "quiet plateau" is reachable by means of
"godliness with contentment."
The reward of godliness is godliness it ...
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