Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Scripture of the Day - November 7, 2012

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

The preposition with (meta) is often used in the same relation as participation or proximity and transfer or sequence. If you want contentment you must seek godliness because it's godliness that transfers over to contentment. That's the sequence. Now godliness is not just how we dress or where we go or how polite we can be in public. Godliness is actually to put on the mind of Christ. All this business of thinking of whatever is true, lovely etc, of considering others before ourselves and, dare I say, submitting one to another does not come naturally to most of us. In fact, for some, it goes dead set against their nature. We have to work on it. We have to purpose in our hearts to follow after God, THEN we will have great gain, THEN we will be content, for to be content is great gain.

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