The scripture for today, June 6 (6/), is 1st Timothy 6:6f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
Still, don’t we all do it? Compare what we own with what our neighbor owns? Work and strive to gain more and more? A long time ago, a man wrote a book called, “How to Want What You Have.” He emphasized that, to people who are never content with what they have, happiness is always right around the corner. If we could just buy that object, or get that house, or obtain that promotion. But once we get it, we are only satisfied briefly before happiness slips away again, and we decide we would truly be happy if we could buy yet another object, or get yet another house, or obtain yet another promotion. And so we live our lives.
Let us dare to look around us today and tell ourselves, “I have all I need.”
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Great reminder, thanks for this!
I need to remind myself of this too. But I think the older we get, the easier it is to be content with what we are and have.