Godliness combined with contentment

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25 September, 2022Pastor Neil Stiller

Probably not many people achieve contentment in their life. And maybe godliness is even rarer. But then to find a person with both of these qualities – how can this come about? Both of these qualities are gifts from God. So how can I have these gifts in my life?


1 Timothy 6:6-13, 17-19 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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