“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” – 1 Timothy 6:6
Dr. Vance Havner is quoted as saying, “I’m often amused and amazed at the way we equate Christianity with success, popularity, and prosperity. We may not admit it, but we use the same old gauge the world uses, except we employ religious language. It would appear that gain is godliness with us, in spite of Paul’s formula that godliness plus contentment equals prosperity.”
So often we say that money will not satisfy, but that all depends on what we’re trying to satisfy. The problem is not that money doesn’t satisfy. The greater danger is that it does—but only for a season. If you have it and you are satisfied with the things of this world, that’s a dangerous place to be spiritually.
Consider this: Paul had one of the best pedigrees any Jewish person could have. Yet he wrote (Philippians 3:7-8): “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”
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About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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