In a consumerist world where we are bombarded with adverts to lure us in buying things we probably can do without; contentment is great gain. Over and over again, we are encouraged by scripture to be people who value a life of contentment.
In Proverbs 15:16-17, Solomon said, “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it”.
Although this advice is broad and can speak to hearts that pursue riches at any cost, at its core is the principle of contentment. Better is a little with contentment, than a striving for great treasure (wealth, riches, fame, material possession etc.) that comes with headache, stress and anxiety.
Paul says to Timothy, “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction”. 1 Timothy 6:6-9.
Be grateful, thankful, and content with all that God has already provided for you and your family.
God bless you.