Monday, May 21, 2012

food and clothing...nothing else?

May 21, 2012

1 Timothy 6:7 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content

Is this all it takes for you? Food and Clothing? Well, I’d love to sit here and tell you how this is true for me, but the sad reality is that it isn’t. I “think” I require much more than simply food and clothing. But, really I do not. Really, this is all we need. Last night in our Family Service we learned about the person’s heart that was like a briar patch, full of thorns that choked out everything and wouldn’t allow the seed of God’s word to grow. When we are not content with only food and clothing, we can certainly run the risk of allowing other things, or the pursuit of other things, to choke out God’s word in our lives. Is it wrong to have more? No, certainly God rains down blessing upon blessing on us, and no good thing does He withhold. However, if we find ourselves pursuing things over righteousness, perhaps we should step back and learn to be content with food and clothing.

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