Word of the day: 1 Timothy 6 vs 6 – Be Content
Caption: Be Content
Memorize: Now godliness with contentment is great gain – 1 Timothy 6:6
1 Timothy 6:6 – NIV – But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:6 – NLT – Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
1 Timothy 6:6 – TPT – We have a “profit” that is greater than theirs—our holy awe of God! To have merely our necessities is to have enough.
1 Timothy 6:6 – AMP – But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God].
1 Timothy 6 vs 6 in Yoruba
1 Timotiu 6:6 Ṣugbọn iwa-bi-Ọlọrun pẹlu itẹlọrùn ère nla ni.
Key: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 says godliness with contentment is great gain. That passage further says that if you have food to eat and clothes to wear, you should be content with that.
No matter how big your house is, you can only sleep in one room at a time. No matter how many cars you have, you can only travel in one at a time. We brought nothing into the world and we will take nothing out when we are leaving. Whatever money or treasures you amass here on earth will be useless when it is time to leave.
There was a man who was so rich and so miserly that he used to go to the market by himself to buy foodstuff. Anytime his wife cooked his own pot of soup, he would take it into his room and lock it away from everyone else. He didn’t trust the banks so he kept his money in a room where no one ever entered.
One day, he died and his children came home. On getting home, they began looking for the key to the room where he kept his money. The youngest then said I know Papa, I am sure he must have swallowed the key before he died. So, they turned his corpse, started beating his back and the key popped out of his mouth.
All the wealth you are pursuing will be useless to you one day. Rather than focus on things that are temporal, why don’t you put your gaze on eternal blessings? (2 Corinthians 4:18). Don’t lose eternal treasures because of your focus on material things. Be content with what you have. – Pastor E. A Adeboye Open heaven August 22nd 2022
Reflection: Spend your time on earth amassing treasures in heaven rather than treasures here which will be destroyed eventually.