Contentment not Found in Success
Contentment is possible or Paul would not have advocated it. He wrote,” But godliness with contentment is great gain: for we brought nothing into this world and it is certain that we will take nothing out. And having food and clothing, let us be content. But they who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare. and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men into destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” 1Timothy 6: 6-10a.
It appears if one has the essentials of life, food, clothing, and shelter that person should be content. As the writer wrote, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some misquote this verse and say the love of money is the root of all evil, but some poor men sin by wanting to become rich.
Nor can man achieve contentment through gaining knowledge. Though the ability to learn is a gift of God, after some gain fame and fortune they fail to acknowledge that God gave them that ability.Perhaps one of the most offensive of man’s sin is for an individual to take credit for his achievements and not give God the credit.
Father, some of the most learned and famous men by the world’s standards are not happy and content individuals. Many have left You out of their lives, and without You there can be no real and lasting contentment in life. I realize I am one of the least of Your children, but one of the most blessed and I thank and praise You. Jesus made my blessing possible and I pray in His Name. Amen.