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Godliness and contentment

Marcus L. Loane

Godliness and contentment

studies in the pastoral epistles

by Marcus L. Loane

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Published by Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Bible. N.T. Pastoral Epistles -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementMarcus L. Loane.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS2735.2 .L6 1982
    The Physical Object
    Pagination135 p. ;
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3230383M
    ISBN 100801056195
    LC Control Number83142767

      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 (1 Tim. ). We live in a world in which the population in general is interested in obtaining “great gain.” Throughout the history of man “get-rich.   1. Contentment relies on Christ. Paul turns the tables on the false teachers: “But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.” The false teachers sought to find their satisfactions in things—not in Christ. When Paul wrote to the Philippian church, he talked about the matter of contentment.

      Godliness with biblical contentment brought great gain in his life (1 Tim. ). This inner satisfaction was greater than anything the world could have provided. Here are some Questions for Reflection. After reading Jason’s story, where are you in your learning about contentment? On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being tranquility in your.   Godliness with contentment In the summer of , a friend and I sat on her bedroom floor deciding on what kind of matching tattoo to get. We knew we wanted a spiritual action word; just one word, that when we saw it on ourselves would propel us outward.

    Contentment has learned the lesson that Jesus is enough. If you know Jesus, you have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have Jesus, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. When we become greedy for the things of this world we can often find ourselves making poor decisions that bring about terrible consequences. As Guest Pastor James Shields shares from 1 Timothy we see that the path of contentment is a far better choice.


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(6) But godliness with contentment is great gainHere the Apostle changes the subject of his letter somewhat abruptly. The monstrous thought that these wordly men dare to trade upon his dear Master's religion, dare to make out of Godliness and contentment book holy doctrine a gain--the hateful word suggests to him another danger, to which many in a congregation drawn from the population of a wealthy commercial city.

True godliness means trusting God to provide for our needs while being content with what He supplies (Matthew ; Philippians ). When we have faith in God’s presence and provision, we experience the peace of knowing we have everything we need.

The Bible says, “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy ). John Calvin comments, “Godliness is a very great gain to us, because, by means of it, we obtain the benefit, not only of being heirs of the world, but likewise of enjoying Christ and all his riches.” Godliness also bears the fruit of contentment in our lives (1 Tim.

- Explore Chana Brown's board "Godliness with Contentment" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Cool words, Inspirational quotes, Verse quotes pins. Answer: “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy ).

First Timothy is a letter from the apostle Paul to his young protégé, Timothy, to encourage him in his new role as a church leader. Chapter 6 begins with a description of true godliness.

He warns Timothy about those who “think that godliness is a means to financial gain. Godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy ) Godliness is a God-centered life. It grows, not through the pursuit of a process, but through the presence of a person.

Jesus Christ is the mystery of godliness (1 Timothy ). His presence in your life is your hope of becoming the person God calls you to be. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow more.

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. I want to explore some of the ways in which godliness and contentment go together.

As Moroni was finishing the Book of Mormon, he extended a powerful invitation in our quest for godliness: “Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness” (Moroni ).

6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. ILL.- A man named Larry said: I really didn’t know much about the stock market until becoming a.

Robert A. Johnson was a humble and wise Jungian counselor that truly embraced the contents of his book, CONTENTMENT: A Way To True Happiness.

Descriptively written in a personal way, this book will get you to seek contentment above all s:   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 clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

“Contentment is one of the most distinguishing traits of the godly person because a godly person has his heart focused on God rather than on possessions or position or power.” Jerry Bridges, The Practice of Godliness ; pg. 85 “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy Godliness with Contentment.

In 1 Timothythe letter’s author (whom I will call “Paul” for the sake of simplicity) commends “godliness with contentment” to Timothy.

What is implied by this phrase. “Godliness” (in Greek, eusebia) is a recurring word in the Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus). It is a word found.

“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” Before we start taking a look at this verse let’s see what the surrounding verses have to say; 1 Timothy “Let all who are under a yoke as slaves regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of. “For godliness with contentment is great gain.” - I Timothy Contentment is a virtue that challenges our do-more, get-more, be-more society.

This is especially true as it relates to money and possessions. By and large, we are constantly striving to get more money and secure better possessions to enhance our lifestyle.

In our minds, we think that there is always a greener pasture than. The Christian has another way to contentment, that is, he can bring his desires down to his possessions.” Godliness with contentment is great gain (1 Timothy ). Godliness is a God-centered life. It grows, not through the pursuit of a process, but through the presence of a person.

Jesus Christ is the mystery of godliness (1 Timothy ). It is clear that when the Apostle Paul focused on the practical life of the church, the godliness of the people was of intense concern.

Of the fifteen occurrences of godliness in the New Testament, thirteen are in the brief span of the Pastoral Letters (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus), with a whopping nine in 1 Timothy alone. Since the Pastorals are the last of the old apostle’s letters, the. Quotes that stood out to me as I read: Ch. 1: VALUE FOR ALL THINGS "The definition of godliness we will use in this book is devotion to God which results in a life that is pleasing to Him." (pgs.

) Ch. 2: DEVOTION TO GOD "The practice of godliness is first of all the cultivation of a relationship with God, and I gave up writing dow quotes /5(84). Godliness with Contentment Is Great Gain Paperback – Ma by Godliness (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author: Godliness. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things.If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

But godliness with contentment .X. Godliness With Contentment () This last chapter is all related, though the relationship may not be immediately apparent.

It is about slavery, godliness, contentment, riches, the good fight of faith and (finally and above all) defending and preserving that glorious treasure entrusted to our care. A P R I L 1 5 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” — 1 Timothy Godliness With Contentment.