“Godliness with Contentment” (1 Timothy 6:6-19)

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 26, 2010

“Godliness with Contentment” (1 Timothy 6:6-19)

In our Epistle lesson for today, St. Paul writes to his young assistant, Timothy, and presents him with two different ways to live. One is the way of greed, covetousness, the love of money. The other is the way of godliness, contentment, faith in God. These two ways of life cannot be reconciled; you cannot go in both directions at once. For one, ultimately, is the way of death, while the other is truly the way of life. And so what Paul writes to Timothy, a young pastor in the first century, also applies to all of us now in the twenty-first century. The thing to pursue in life is not greediness with coveting, but rather “Godliness with Contentment.”

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