GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT – A GREAT GAIN
There is no loss in being a Christian, and making God the first object; but make anything else your goal, and with all your running, should you run ever so well, you shall fall short of the mark; or if you gain it, you shall fall uncrowned, unhonored to the earth.
“My soul, wait thou only upon God!”
Say, “I love to serve Him; I love to spread His kingdom, to advance His interests, to tell the story of His gospel, to minister to His converted ones that shall be my only object; and when that is sufficiently attained, ‘Lord, lettest thou Thy servant depart in peace.”
“Godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” [1Timothy 6:6-10]
Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness, O Lord! [Psalm 119:36]