Daily Devotional
Are You Jealous or Content?

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain.”

1 Timothy 6:6


Ponder This

Covetousness is wrong. This doesn’t mean it’s wrong to have godly ambition or to have things. But covetousness is so deceptive, it is so debasing, and so destructive. Paul summed up our point in today’s text: “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” In 1 Timothy 6:7, he went on to say: “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” It has been said, “You never saw a hearse with a U-Haul behind it.” We all get caught up in having more and believe the lie that one more thing or one more achievement will bring us contentment. Yet, Jesus didn’t even have the most basic things. He said: “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Matthew 8:20). But He wasn’t discontent. When we are found in Him, we can find true contentment that doesn’t exist anywhere else.

  • Why is covetousness opposed to godliness?
  • How can you find contentment in Jesus today, no matter what else is going on?

Practice This

Make a list of the reasons you have contentment available in Jesus today.

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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