Text: I Timothy 6:6
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
The sixth word in this sermon series is contentment. Contentment is the state of being satisfied and not displeased.
Apostle Paul shares the secret of being contented as found in Philippians 4:10-14:
For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.
2. Contentment comes from possessing an attitude of a servant. Philippians 2:5: You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
3. Contentment comes from confidence in God's providence. The Philippians were part of God's plan to meet Paul's needs. Philippians 4:10: How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. Philippians 4:19: And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. God's resources never dry up.
4. Contentment is learned. Philippians 4:11: Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have...