Two Key Attitudes
by Charles R. Swindoll
Godliness actually is a means
of great gain when accompanied
1 Timothy 6:6
Contentment is something we must learn. It isn't a trait we're born with.
But the question is how?
In 1 Timothy 6 we find a couple of very practical answers to that question:
A current perspective on eternity: "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either" (v. 7).
A simple acceptance of essentials: "If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content" (v. 8).
Both attitudes work beautifully. . . . But society's plan of attack is to create dissatisfaction, to convince us that we must be in a constant pursuit for something "out there" that is sure to bring us happiness. . . . It says that contentment is impossible without striving for more.
God's Word offers the exact opposite advice: Contentment is possible when we stopstriving for more.
Contentment never comes from externals. Never!
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