17 Mar Godliness with Contentment is a Great Gain
Bible Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-12 |
(1) In 1 Timothy is a letter from the Apostle Paul to his young convert, Timothy, to encourage him in his new row as a church leader sheet music. He warns Timothy about those who think that godliness is a means of financial gain ( vrs.5) he describes corrupt preachers who will divert believers from true faith in Christ by arguing over words and pursuing get-rich schemes autosmurf 다운로드.
(2) Timothy’s day is still the same in modern Christianity but those who want get rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction (1 Tim6:9-10) 거짓말 탐지기 다운로드. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
(3) Rather than consider amassing wealth as great gain, Paul states that godliness with contentment is great gain 거래명세서 엑셀 다운로드. Christ followers should focus their effort on pursuing holiness in conduct, attitude, and thought. They should choose to be content in whatever circumstances God has given them just as Paul himself had done (Phi 엑스박스 다운로드. 4:11-12). We are told to flee all this eagerness to get rich and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness (1 Tim. 6:11; Pro gx works2 download 다운로드. 23:4-5; Matt.6: 19-21)
(4) The Bible never says that it is wrong or a sin to be rich (Pro. 10:22) There are examples in the Bible of God blessing His servants with tremendous material wealth (Gen 지도서 다운로드. 39:2; 1 Sam. 18:14 2 Chron. 1:11-12). But 1 Tim. 6:17 instructs the wealthy not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth. The difference is in the heart both greed and contentment are states of the heart 인기팝송 다운로드.
(5) Choose to be content with the riches in Christ (Colossians 1:22). Godliness is a God-centered life and it grows (1 Tim. 3:16), contentment is finding joy in what God has given to you and the opposite of contentment is greed which destroys your capacity to enjoy what God has given you Sierra dmg download. (1 Tim 6:6)