6 hours ago
The world, and our own flesh, never urges us to be content with mere food and covering. In affluent nations, like Canada where I live, we’ve all been sold on “the American dream.” But even in “middle class” suburbia, where most of us live quite comfortably, we still never seem to have enough.
Yet, we want more. Vacations, status, toys. Better clothes. Better food. And everyone is telling us that on top of that, we should all be able to have our dreams come true. Unbelievers and believers alike preach prosperity without taking God’s will into account, as if we have the power to attain whatever we want in life, if we work hard enough. .
But doesn’t it all breed discontentment and dissatisfaction with life? We can’t enjoy the life we have when we’re always reaching for a better life. .
1 Timothy 6:6-10 “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. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”