Summary: The apostle Paul had something to say about that in a letter he wrote to a young preacher named Timothy. He told Timothy that we should be content with what God has given us. Happiness. Contentment.
"Sharing Our Wealth"
Be content with what God has given you and share his blessings with others.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
Have you ever had a visit from the Tooth Fairy? I can still remember visits from the Tooth Fairy from my childhood days. I usually got a quarter..
I heard a story about a little girl whose name was Rachel. Rachel had lost several teeth and every time she lost a tooth, the Tooth Fairy brought her two dollars. Two dollars was quite a bit of money for a little girl Rachel's age and she was quite happy with what the Tooth Fairy had left. Then, one day Rachel was visiting in the home of one of her friends. Her friend told her that she had lost a tooth and the Tooth Fairy brought her ten dollars! Rachel turned to her friend's mother and said, "Mrs. Johnson, would you do me a big favor? Would you please call my mom and tell her which Tooth Fairy you use?"
Rachel had been quite happy with the two dollars the Tooth Fairy left her until she found out that the Tooth Fairy had left her friend ten dollars. All of a sudden, two dollars was not enough. Isn't that the way it is with many of us? God has blessed us with all that we need, but when we see someone else that has more, we are no longer happy with what we have.
The apostle Paul had something to say about that in a letter he wrote to a young preacher named Timothy. He told Timothy that we should be content with what God has given us. Happiness. Contentment.
Happy with things and how they are going.
Content with whatever happens. Does not depend on things.
Father, we thank you for your blessings. Help us to be grateful and to be generous in sharing what you have given to us with others. Amen.