“If you have food and covering, with these we shall be content.” – 1 Timothy 6:8
In spite of the recent financial troubles that have run rampant in so many of our lives, somehow we still find the need to have more “things.” In our rush to acquire wealth and possessions, shouldn’t we be asking ourselves, “Just how much is enough?” Simply put, God’s Word tells us: When you see that God is meeting the basic necessities of your life, be content. Be thankful. The apostle Paul says, Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
In other words, the apostle Paul understood. He could be content with little. He could be content with much! Let’s learn to follow his example. Because Christianity is most of all a relationship, when we are in a right relationship with God through Christ, one of the many by-products is contentment.
So, as long as the basic necessities of life are being met, be thankful. Everything over and above is just extra blessings!