1 Timothy 6:6 KJV, “But godliness with contentment is great gain”.
A secret camera captured Deby while she was receiving a bribe. When asked why she took the bribe, she had no cogent answer. She was already so wealthy; she owned several houses, multiple investments, a fleet of cars, hundreds of millions as savings, and choice plots of land. Her children were grown up and very successful. She had all her needs met, but lack of contentment led her to receive the bride which cost her her freedom. She was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for that crime.
Covetousness and love of money are siblings, they are significant manifestations of lust which is the root of all sin.
James 1:14-15 (KJV) has this to say about lust, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death”.
Lust will produce sin and sin will lead to death if left unchecked. The gain of godliness and contentment is thus obvious: it leads to life.
Never forget that the aim of all discontentment to lead to covetousness is death, but the aim of godliness with contentment is life.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to lead a godly and contented life. Amen.
—Dr. Emmanuel James
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