There is a borderline between greed and contentment and many people are on the borderline. They allow covetousness, which originates from the lust of the eyes, flesh and the pride of life, to cause them to never be satisfied or contented. People who always want more than the average are not ambitious but greedy, because if your basic needs are met which is food, shelter and clothing, then anything else is luxury. If you already have a car that is in good condition and working, a house to live in that is warm and comfortable, and you never lack a meal why are you trying to get bigger and better if you can’t afford it.
Most Christians fall in the greedy category which makes them borderline Christians which Revelation 3:16 describes them as lukewarm, and warns them that they will be spit out. 1 Timothy 6:6 tells them that Godliness with contentment is great gain. Greedy folks have more to lose. But Christians should be content because the God we serve will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19), which means there is no reason to be greedy because we are connected to the source and supplier.
Another thing is that people fail to realize that when you die, you can’t take anything with you as 1 Timothy 6:7 point out to us. So what’s the use of working and fighting to accumulate all these earthly goods that will go to someone who may not even appreciate your efforts. Our love, greed, cravings, and desires for money to get things has led many people away from God as 1 Timothy 6:7-10 informs us.
1 Timothy 6:6-19 tells us how to be and not to be when it comes to money and wealth. It was not meant to be hoarded or worshiped, but to help us and others survive. The love of God will allow you to give generously to others who are less fortunate and lack. If you can see a fellow human being lacking but you don’t help them the love of God is not in you. This is what 1 Timothy 6:17 tells us — to be rich in good works, ready to give and share with the less fortunate.
Lord, Help me to be generous in my giving.
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All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.