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On contentment with little



   1 Tim 6:6-11  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. But you, O man of God, 
   flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, 
   love, patience, gentleness. 

   Heb 13:5   Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content 
   with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will 
   never leave you nor forsake you." 

   Col 3:2   Set your mind on things above, not on things on the 
   earth. 

   Luke 12:15-24   And He said to them, Take heed and beware of 
   covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance 
   of the things he possesses.  Then He spoke a parable to them, 
   saying: The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 
   And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, since I 
   have no room to store my crops?  So he said, I will do this: I 
   will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will 
   store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 
   "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your 
   ease; eat, drink, and be merry.  But God said to him, Fool! 
   This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will 
   those things be which you have provided?  So is he who lays up 
   treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.  Then He said 
   to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, do not worry about 
   your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will 
   put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than 
   clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, 
   which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of 
   how much more value are you than the birds? 

   Luke 12:29  And do not seek what you should eat or what you 
   should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things 
   the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that 
   you need these things.  But seek the kingdom of God, and all 
   these things shall be added to you. 

   Luke 12:33   Sell what you have and give alms; provide 
   yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the 
   heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth 
   destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be 
   also. 

   Mat 6:19  Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, 
   where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and 
   steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where 
   neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break 
   in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will 
   be also. 

   Mat 6:24   No one can serve two masters; for either he will 
   hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to 
   the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 
   Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you 
   will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you 
   will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than 
   clothing? 

   Job 31:24-25,28  If I have made gold my hope, Or said to fine 
   gold, 'You are my confidence'; If I have rejoiced because my 
   wealth was great, And because my hand had gained much; This 
   also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, For I would 
   have denied God who is above. 

   Prov 30:8   Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me 
   neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food allotted to 
   me. 



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