Saturday, 28 March 2009

Peace and Contentment

We were talking about peace and contentment the other day – being satisfied with what you have. I like the NIV version of 1 Timothy 6:6 because it is so succinct: But godliness with contentment is great gain. (NIV)

But these two versions are great as well!
A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough. (The Message)

…religion does make your life rich, by making you content with what you have. We didn't bring anything into this world, and we won't take anything with us when we leave. (Contemporary English Version)

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