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1 Timothy 6:7-8

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Choosing a Lifestyle

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.

Paul says in First Timothy 6:7-8, “For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content (NASB).” I think all of us would find it extremely difficult to be content with nothing but food and clothing. Perhaps we could learn to be content with only one car or a bit smaller house or maybe only one TV. I have visited many third world countries and the Christians I have met there are far more joy-filled, enthusiastic, and contented than most American believers I know. And these folks literally have nothing but their daily food and the most basic protection from the elements. Let me ask you, would you be content with only food and clothing? Think about it.