But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8
Searching for Contentment
Where is contentment found?
Most people search for it their entire lives, yet rarely find it.
People acquire mass amounts of money and things, but still end up looking beyond the horizon for more. It is an endless search in a world of countless options–where nothing we acquire ever delivers on its promise to make us happy.
However, no matter how elusive it may appear, contentment is a real, tangible thing that can become ours.
The problem is that it can never be found on the golden streets of the material world where most of us are searching. Instead, we will find it when our hearts meets the heart of God, and we realize that nothing can touch His greatness.
Beyond This World
In the presence of God, the riches of this world fade into nothingness. Our earthly vision is overtaken with a vastly superior spiritual one.
The things we once held so dear become like dust before our eyes. Worthless and inconsequential. Waiting to be swept away so God’s true brilliance can shine through.
The material idols that we once bowed down to now appear cheap and meaningless as we stand in awe of our Creator who made us to reflect His glory. Any substitutes we try to squeeze into our lives can never fulfill our greatest, innate need to be in relationship with Him. He is the author of our hope and our greatest source of our peace.
We can stand strong and secure through the power of Jesus Christ. His peace can fill our hearts even during our greatest trials. And we can know with certainty that all is well with our souls.
Living with Purpose
Even during the most routine, monotonous aspects of our lives, we can still brim with joy and contentment. For our enthusiasm for life isn’t based upon on our next exciting event or adventure. Instead, it surges within us as we embark upon a purposeful life.
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The things of this world will not last–nor can they ever compare to the life that He offers us.
Let’s choose today to turn away from all of the false promises of this world, and instead choose to follow the One who gives us eternal life and true contentment. We will live with purpose, grounded on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.
To hear amazing teaching on the subject of contentment, visit Truth for Life with Alistair Begg. The following links will take you directly to his two part series on this subject: