It is contentment, not greed, that makes one truly rich.
In 1 Tim. 6:3-10 Paul begins his conclusion to the letter by again taking up the topic of false teachers. This text focuses not on the content of their teaching but on the motivations beneath their teaching. For the false teachers, godliness was a means to a much more desirable end, namely, financial gain. In other words it was greed, a desire to be rich, the love of money that was driving them. For the true teacher, however, godliness with contentment is itself great gain. Ironically, greed never results in real riches while contentment is the tranquil recognition that one is already rich in Christ. When we remember how generous God has been toward us in Christ we find it quite reasonable to be content with the basics in this life. We know the stuff of this world is temporary, but the riches we enjoy in Christ are eternal.
Sermon Title: "Christian Contentment"
Text: 1 Timothy 6:3-10
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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