Contentment

"Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 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.”

A godless person…”is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain”.

“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of their riches, but on God, who richly provides with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” I Timothy 6

These paragraphs cause me to ask myself a few questions.

  1. How can I become a content person?

  2. What does godliness look like in my life, or what does it look like for me to be godless?

  3. Am I rich?

  4. Is there a correlation between godliness and contentment?

  5. What does it mean to have “life that is true?

Here’s an update on my future itinerary :

I have been in invited to travel to Cúcuta, Columbia, a town near the Venezuela border. There I will be with over 80 Venezuelan pastors. I plan to leave on October 6th and return on the 11th. I hope to smuggle medicine into Columbia in order to meet the needs of those who have fled across the border.

I will then go to Tijuana the next following week to be with our Fellowship partners at an orphanage, drug rehab centers and immigrants at the border. Please pray for me that the Holy Spirit will use me in His way for God’s glory!

Bruce Allsop4 Comments