Gleaning Life “weekly” Nuggets for Rebuilding Yourself.
Topic: Godliness with contentment is valuable in everyway.
Scriptural Foundation: 1 Timothy 4:6-11; 1 Timothy 6:3-10; 2 Peter 1:2-11.
Store Scripture: Philippians 4:11. Net Version. I am not saying this because I am in need (lack), for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.
Money itself is not called the root of evil but EXCESSIVE LOVE for MONEY is; as emphasized in last week’s study. See 1 Timothy 6:10. ISV For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain. Though Ecclesiastes 10:19 alluded to money “answering all things.” For me, what I understand this verse to mean simply put; is that MONEY is a very GOOD SERVANT when one have it. Anything it’s sent to do whether good or evil, once there’s money to afford it. But believers are not charged to make money their top priority of pursuant rather our texts above recommend we pursue GODLINESS and CONTENTMENT which apostle Paul says is GREAT GAIN. 1 Timothy 6:6. ISV version says “Of course, godliness with contentment does bring a great profit”. EasyEnglish Version says. “But God’s people should be happy with what they have. And they should really live for God. Then they’re really rich”. Contentment means: an uncomplaining acceptance of one’s life.
Luke 16:13. EasyEnglish version. A slave cannot work for two masters. If he does, he will only like one of them. He will work well for one master and he will think bad things about the other one. God and money are like masters. You cannot work for both of them.’
Proverbs 23:4-5. Net Version. Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.
5 When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle!
Apostle Friday Idawor
(Grace and Mercy Assembly