THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Great lessons learned from growing up:
No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.
If your sister hits you, don't hit her back.
They always catch the second person.
Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.
Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
1 Tim 6:6-8
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Job said, "And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither:
the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." (Job 1:21)
We are helpless when we enter the world, and helpless when we leave.
We cannot stop the hunger of June in February, even though we have barns full of food.
Therefore, to have a daily supply of food and clothing should be enough for us.
Our Lord taught us to pray, "Give us our daily bread..."
We spend far too much time being concerned with tomorrow, when today is all we are given!
James said, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14)
Let us be content with being, and being what God wants TODAY!
Because "Godliness with contentment is great gain."
Learn these lessons from “growing up” as a Christian:
It’s time we Christians learned to be content with holiness,
It’s time we Christians learned to be content with Christlikeness.
If we are content with those things, other things will seem less important.