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. 1Timothy 6:6-8

A lovely story is told about a very poor family who had the faculty of making  the best of everything. A rich woman was interest in helping them, and one day a neighbor of the poor family told her that they were imposing on her.

Said the neighbor, “I often hear the children of that family talking about the  good things they have to eat. luxuries that I can’t afford at all.” The rich woman thereupon called on the poor family at noon, and as she stood outside the door she heard a little girl  ask, ”Will you have roast beef today?” Then another girl’s voice answered, “No, I guess  I’ll have the cold chicken.”

Thereupon the rich woman rapped at the door and entered in at once, finding the two girls seated at a table on which were a few slices of dry bread, two cold potatoes, a pitcher o water, and nothing else. In answer to her questions, the girls explained that  they pretended their poor fare was all sorts of goods things and the play made it really  seem like a feast. “You don’t know’ said one “how good bread tastes when you call it strawberry shortcake” “But it tastes a lot better when you call it ice cream,” said the other little girl.

The rich woman went away with new ideas of contentment. She had discovered that happiness is not in things but in thoughts. She had learned what Solomon said so long ago that the spirit can be made to sustain infirmities, but when the spirit is broken , all is lost. J, R, Well. from Think on these things.

[And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world; But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content (satisfied).  1 Timothy 6:6-8 Amplified Bible

 Trust God for your day, ….Today

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