You can't buy contentment. Contentment isn't of this earth. Augustine prayed, "You have formed us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in you." You were made to find contentment in God alone, and no amount of stuff can take his place. We constantly forget that, thinking we need more stuff to be satisfied. But Paul reminds us in today's study passage, "true godliness with contentment ...
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Heavenly Father, keep me from getting caught up in a consumer mentality, collecting stuff for stuff's sake. Help me to spend less on myself and my wants so that I might have more to give to others.
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