Week of November 10, 2014
Exceeding Grace Greetings!
We thank God for the prayer and fasting exercise last week, it was indeed a time of renewal of strength. We learnt a lot about how to overcome temptations and I urge you to live by those words; let them bear fruits of righteousness in you.
This week, I will like to share with you, a very important virtue that must be added to godliness, it is called “Contentment”.
“But godliness with contentment is great gain” 1 Timothy 6:6 – KJV.
A content man is a man who has found satisfaction; when you find satisfaction, you have rest in your soul. Many of the sins people commit today are as a result of discontentment.
The very first sin committed (by Adam and Eve) could be said to be a sin of discontentment. God blessed them and gave them all they needed but they still disobeyed Him and ate from the only tree He instructed them not to eat from. They had more than enough to feed on, from all other trees but they were covetous and discontent.
Satan tried the same strategy with Jesus in the wilderness, as he sought to make Him covet for position and power over the kingdoms of the world but Jesus overcame that temptation, knowing that God had a greater plan for Him and He needed patience to wait for God’s appointed time.
Contentment brings gain, while discontentment brings great loss.
A content person will always experience the sufficiency of God’s provision for his needs per time and the sufficiency of God’s grace for his life.
Godliness with contentment is great gain.
God bless you.