I Timothy 6:6-8

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.


Money cannot buy happiness and contentment. Money cannot buy the grace of Jesus Christ. It cannot buy the love of God. It cannot buy the Blood of Calvary. However, because of the pressures of this life, we can so easily and so quickly allow the pursuit of material gain to blur the value of all of these things. We become consumed with what we do not have and what we want, and too easily forget what we have.


Contentment with Godliness is a great gain. You really did come into the world with nothing, and you will die the same way: with nothing to take with you but your character, as the prophet says. So what are you living for? What contentment do you live with? Ask yourself these important questions.


This day, resolve to be content with the things you have, and consecrate yourself to the Lord. What you have is a blessing from God. Matthew 6:23 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This verse is truer now than it could ever be.


Be content with what you have today. Having clothing around you and food in your stomach, be therewith content. Be content in Christ.


60-0711 - “The Door Inside The Door”

I slipped up, and I seen his old Chevrolet out there with the headlights wired on with baling wire. And I went up towards the door. I heard them talking. And he'd got him a job off the PWA, or what it was, they worked on there. And he had worked at some lumber company up there making about eight or ten dollars a week. That was pretty good money. And so, he had… They had taken that old box car and put newspapers up and tacky buttons. Who knows what a tacky button is? What part of Kentucky you from, son? Take cardboard, and put a tack in it, and just push it in the wall. See? And paper and newspapers… He had brought down some old boxes, and they'd had a table made out of it. But, brother, if I ever found a heaven on earth, it was. She was setting on his lap. He had his old hat out, mashed the top of it in, had poured his pay check out. And they had so much laying here for food, and so much for the insurance, and so much for here. He said, "Honey, I want to get you that dress so bad. I believe it was about a dollar and a quarter, something like that." She said, "But, honey, we… I appreciate that." One arm around him like that… And he looked up at her. And I was standing there like a hypocrite watching, you know. And, so, they begin to count this money out, and they didn't have enough to go all the way around. And he said, "Well, I worked till… I've been trying so hard. The little dress hangs in the window up there, it's a dollar and a quarter. Couldn't we just let the insurance go or something?" She said, "No, honey, I appreciate it." Oh, he put his arms around her. And I stood there and turned around this way and looked up on top of the hill, and I could see the home of the other, the steeples on top of the house. I thought, "Which is the rich man? Which one would you want to take, Billy, if you were going to take your choice?" Let me have a real true wife, one that loves me. Let me live down here in a boxcar. For I tell you, happiness and contentment money cannot buy. Money cannot buy love. That's the real things.


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