1 Timothy 6:6-12
King James Version (KJV)
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 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.
10 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.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
This morning when I opened my 'Daily Bread' devotional (I have one on my computer) and I read about contentment, it got me thinking. This is a tough one for me, I think. With being a one income home, we have very little money to spare. I think of all the things I want for myself and for my family, but that's exactly what they are; wants, not needs.
I would like to have a second vehicle for our home, but the one we have works well, for the most part, and we have made due with one vehicle for nearly 4 years. We can continue to do so. And so I must be content in this.
I would like to go clothes shopping, but I have enough clothes that currently fit. I have a sewing machine and am learning how to sew so that I can make my own clothes. And so, in this, I must be content.
We have enough food. Although it may be tight, we have enough money. We always have enough love. We have enough of what we need, and where we are lacking, God will provide. Therefore, I choose to be content.