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11th October 2023

Being Rich

Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness,

for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses. Luke 12:15

There are two ways of being rich—have a lot, or want very little. The latter way is the easier for most of us. Many people make themselves miserable by wanting more than they can ever have. They suffer from “thing-itis,” the insatiable desire for more, better, and newer things. The Lord Jesus was the most satisfied man that ever lived, and He had less than most of us. “The foxes have their holes, and the birds their nests, but the Son of man has no place to lay His head” (Luke 9:58). He had learned the secret of adjusting His wants to His needs.

A poor man who had an overnight guest, showed him to his humble bedroom in the hayloft, he said, “If there is anything you want, let me know, and I will come and show you how to get along without it.” We do not need to learn how to get more, but how to get along with what we have got, and get on with the business of living. In 1 Timothy 6:6 the Bible says “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” Notice, godliness comes first, then contentment.

Bible Reading

Luke 9:57-62.


Father, You have given me so much more than I deserve. May I always show a grateful and contented heart. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.



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