1 Timothy 6:6-11 –6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
So what does it seem like every American around us is pursuing? Righteousness? Godliness? Faith?
The world looks at those things as almost an unrealistic mock. As a result the world is a sad place.
John 10:10 – 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; ……………
Many a time, people as a whole don’t seek God past one commitment. Sounds like the old school joke of a couple that gets married and the husband tells his wife that he told her once he loved her and if that changes he’ll let her know.
That’s how people can base their life with Christ. They ask Jesus once to forgive their sins and then never seek Him ever again. They never really sought Him in the first place. They never really made Him Lord. They never change anything about their lifestyle, so I suppose go and try to sin no more is out also.
Others make the Lord what they want Him to be, then they seek that. Convenient, but no truth to go along with it.
So what’s a good start to seeking God and Jesus?
Be content what the blessings you have. You aren’t taken one possession out of this world. By the way that’s not a nice philosophical statement that most pass it off as, but the truth and a warning. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation. Those who want to get rich…love money. That love is the root of all sorts of evil. Then eventually comes grief. So we know those are things we should stay clear from. How about more do’s? We should pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Know His Word.
How does John 10:10 end? …. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.