Godliness With Contentment - The hallmark of a true follower of Christ


✍️“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” — Seneca

✍️"But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content". (1 Timothy 6:6-7)

✍️Becoming satisfied with the status quo can sometimes be mistaken for lack of ambition or a prerequisite for stagnation…sometimes it is, but not always. It can also mean you can be happy now with what you’ve got even though there’s more you want to achieve.

✍️I’ve found being thankful for what I have always made me more happy than dreaming about what I don’t.

✍️Achieving or acquiring will make you happy for a time, but it won’t keep you happy no matter how much you achieve or acquire. Because a man's need is insatiable!

✍️Show contentment in the life, health, peace, joy, happiness, blessings, prosperity, and freedom you have in God. It's a grateful heart that qualifies for more. Ingratitude leads to sinning.

✍️Ingratitude toward God is not so much a cause of evil but the result of it. Once we have hardened our hearts to the point that we no longer see God as the source of our gifts, nothing is off-limits. We become a law unto ourselves. One reason the Bible takes such a strong stance against unthankfulness and ingratitude may be that God knows that the end result of such arrogance is a reprobate mind (Romans 1:24). When we remind ourselves often that all we are and all we have is a gift from God (James 1:17), we are guarding ourselves against idolatry and pride.

✍️The desire for a financial breakthrough must not be separated from VIRTUE and CHARACTER that God will judge us from.

✍️"If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures". (Job 36:11)

✍️"Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath". (Deuteronomy 8:18)

✍️Ecclesiastes 5:10-14 ESV
"He who loves money will not be satisfied with #money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep..."

✍️2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV
"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of #money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people".

✍️Colossians 3:2 ESV
"Set your minds on things that are #above, not on things that are on earth".

✍️“For where your #treasure is, there your heart will be also,” (Matthew 6:21).

✍️Philippians 4:11-13 "Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me".

✍️2 Cor. 12:9-10 “And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” …Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

✍️Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose".

✍️Psalm 34:10 "Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing".

✍️All of these things we try to fill our lives with aren’t necessarily bad things, but when they become the end goals, and the reason for our being, we end up being discontent because those things were never meant to fulfill us.

✍️The only place that we can really find true fulfillment and contentment is in Christ. True contentment isn’t something that we find in things, people or circumstances, it can only be discovered in our convictions.

✍️True contentment comes from accepting Christ, and having faith that in Him you will have everything you need. Christ is sufficient, and his promises are enough.

✍️Contentment can’t be found in God’s creation or in things like people, possessions, or money. You can find contentment only in Christ, and in striving to serve Him.

✍️In fact those things may hinder your pursuit for true happiness and contentment.

✍️Start this new YEAR 2023 to seek God out in His word, and in prayer, and you’ll be much more likely to find contentment in Him. RETURN BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE 'CHRIST JESUS' YOUR TRUE CONTENTMENT😊

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Transgenerational Book Writer✍️ | Digital Book Coach | Book Reviewer & Promoter | Teacher| Author| Effulgence of God's glory.