Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-10
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 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. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
Contentment is an act of being satisfied with whatever one has, be it little or much. According to the dictionary, Contentment means happiness in one’s situation.
Apostle Paul said “I’m not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want” (Philippians 4:11-12).
On the verge of not being contented with what God has given to a man, he tends to go the extra mile and even indulge in what he is not supposed to, just because he wants to get more.
Lack of contentment this day has driven many, especially the youths to do things that are not pleasant and godly. With the little God has given unto you, it can be managed well, and gradually it will be increased.
Just like the servant who was given one talent, he was not satisfied with it, instead of him using it well and being happy, he went to bury it because of a lack of contentment and patience. In anything you have or are, contentment is very important. Mind you, contentment should not be misconstrued with Laziness. That is, being satisfied does not mean one should be lazy. Work to be a better person, but be satisfied with the gradual blessing God is giving unto you. Do not rush!
Proverbs 17:1, “A meal of bread and water in content peace is better than a banquet spiced with quarrels”.