Thursday, December 5, 2013

How much is enough?

2013 New Testament Challenge – Day 20 (Reflections on 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus & Philemon)
Every year I participate in a special effort called the New Testament Challenge sponsored by a priest of the Orthodox Church in America. He encourages Christians to spend the Christmas Fast, also known as Advent) reading the entire New Testament as a preparation for Christmas. Each year I have done this, it has been blessing to me and I pray this year will be no different. As part of the New Testament Challenge, I endeavor to blog a bit about the reading for that particular day. I may miss a few, but I pray for those who follow this blog (NOW ALSO ON FACEBOOK) it will be a blessing.

With the emphasis on materialism so common during the so-called “holiday season”  it seems good that today we read,
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. 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. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6.6-10

It doesn’t get any more than that! Be content with enough, and allow ‘others’ to pursue wealth.

Until tomorrow…..Consider how much is REALLY enough

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