For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 1 Timothy 6: 7


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A very thought provoking verse from the book of 1 Timothy. While it is true that we came into this world with nothing physical, we were born into this world as children of God. As children we learn from our parents and teachers about the ways of the world through large lenses and not much substance. We may even go to Church or Sunday school and learn something about God. As each one of us journeys’ through life on earth, we generally get jobs, start a family, work on saving money, buying a house, buy things, acquire objects etc. All of these things should be viewed as necessary as long as we do not forget about the fact we were all born as children of God, and therefore, we should never forget that our Holy Father takes priority over the acquiring of things. We certainly can’t carry it out with us when our life on earth expires. And it will expire. The one true fact of life is that we will all surely die one day.
The verse is not intended to say that acquiring wealth on earth is bad, however, in some cases wealth can lead to temptations, sinful acts and steer you farther away from God, and Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 6:6 But Godliness with contentment is great gain.
There are many examples in the Bible of how God will provide for us. One example is the birds. While birds have no known homes or possessions, God sees to it that they are fed and protected from the elements. Are we not thought of more highly than birds? Of course we are. Are the riches from God that we receive enough? Is food and shelter enough? Yes it is!!!
When Jesus walked on earth, he did not have a house. He did not have a car. He did not have a refrigerator full of food. Jesus walked on earth being fed by the word of God. Yes Jesus ate, and he had shelter. But it was provided to him by strangers, people who welcomed him into their house, because they knew he was there to preach the word of God, perform miracles, and provide spiritual comfort.

1 Timothy 6:6 But Godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
So let us be content with what God provides us. Food and Raiment. Jesus was content.
“But Godliness with contentment is great gain”. Our great gain, something we can take with us after death is truly Godliness.
Don’t get caught up in someone else’s contentment. Don’t compete to try to meet their level of contentment. Be happy and content with what God provided for you.
It is my understanding we are here on earth for spiritual knowledge and growth, not materialistic gain. We are here to prepare for eternal life. For an eternal life in God’s Kingdom alongside God and his Son Jesus Christ.
As we are born God’s children so will we die God’s children. Hopefully we will die accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and your eternal belief that Jesus died on a cross to pay for our sins and our eternal salvation. Accept the Holy Spirit in to your heart and listen to his knowledge through reading the Bible, meditation and prayer.
In summary, we do come in this world with nothing and leave with nothing, unless we have Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit in our Heart and Soul. We will leave with our spiritual not materialistic gains. Godliness and Jesus Christ.
Amen

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