Now 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 clothing, with these we shall be content. 1 Tim 6:6-8
We have traveled far from just food and clothing!
It seems most of us spend our lives accumulating stuff. Much of it is very useful, like tools, kitchen appliances and devices, and vehicles.
We are a most discontented society because there is always something new to buy, an upgrade, or great improvements over the last model.
The older Linda and I get the more we look around at the “stuff” we own and will leave to our children – who are accumulating their own stuff and most likely do not want to add ours to theirs.
The house, the land, the Tundra, the tractor, the guns, and such all have value and they can choose to keep it or sale it. It matters little to me after I’m gone.
They may keep a few things of sentimental value like an old photograph, provided they know who is in it. Sentimental to me is not sentimental to my children or grandchildren.
As parents and grandparents we should leave an inheritance of Godliness, love, hard-work, honesty, integrity, morality, and virtue to those that follow.
When someone dies, never have I heard a minister get up and say, “He had the best car” or “She had the latest iPhone!”
But I do hear about how that person lived – what that person said, the things they did, and their treatment of others!
These things make for lasting memories that others take with them.
Godliness with contentment is great gain for with it the lives of others are changed and it profits them the most!