The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today September 7 2023 is ”Having All We Need” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
Leaders in various religious movements are often discovered to be living lavish lifestyles: mansions, private jets, expensive belongings, and large salaries. But this is not a modern phenomenon. In the apostle Paul’s day, there were traveling teachers and philosophers who demanded payments before they would dispense their “wisdom.” In fact, some of them criticized Paul because he refused to take payments for his ministry (2 Corinthians 11).
When Paul wrote to the young pastor Timothy, he warned him to have nothing to do with any such teachers who thought that “godliness is a means of gain” (1 Timothy 6:5). Then he reminded Timothy that godliness can be a source of gain if it is coupled with one thing: contentment (1 Timothy 6:6). Paul wrote a long section of his epistle on the subject of riches and contentment and the spiritual gain that comes from finding wealth in Christ, not in the things of this world. Money is not the problem; the love of money is (1 Timothy 6:10). To be content frees us to be “rich in good works” and to lay a foundation for the age to come (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
Are you content in Christ today? In Him we have all we will ever need.
Deep, contented joy comes from a place of complete security and confidence [in God].