For the Person Who Has It All

1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.

Do you every wonder if we are like the person who has everything who doesn’t realize what he has until it is gone? Have we, who have so much become so consumed with having that we no longer really believe that it is more blessed to give than receive?

What are we chasing after really?  Are we chasing after life?  I don’t think so.  Paul is clear.  Real life is found in being like Jesus.  Real life is not found in the accumulation of stuff.  Real life is found in godliness with contentment.  We talk about life as our activities and stuff, but is it really?  Or is life something much more profound?

Paul points out that we should be content with food and clothing.  He points out that both when we came into the world and when we leave it we have nothing of the stuff that we so often think of as life.  Yet, life isn’t something that you leave behind, is it?  Life is God.  He gives it.  He defines it.  It is God’s presence that makes life truly wonderful.  It is His absence that makes it a disaster.

So, I am left with this question: do I seek life, or just trinkets?!  How sad would it be to discover that I am chasing after junk instead of real life.  So, I will try to chase after real life.  In Him I find my purpose, my joy, my future.

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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