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Friday, May 27, 2016

Be Content With Food And Clothing?

1 TIMOTHY 6:8 NKJ 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

The word translated "content" here does not mean to accept and be satisfied with lack, and give up on any effort to improve our situation. It means "to be strong enough and have enough to help others."

If all we have is food and clothing we should not see ourselves as poor, for God is our Father and source of supply. We have His promise to take care of us. That gives us the sufficiency to look outward and help others.

We should be thankful if all we have is food and clothing. But we should not be lazy and accept lack as being God's ideal either.

We cannot be satisfied when others still have unmet needs. Yet to truly help others as we should, we must have more than we need. So accepting poverty is a selfish act, not a loving act.

It is wrong to love money. But it is not wrong to have money. The more money we have, the more people we can help.

If being wealthy is evil, then God would be the most evil one of all.

SAY THIS: Because of my union with Christ, I always have enough to help others.


 

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