Does Money Satisfy?

Adrian Rogers

“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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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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