You don’t need things to enjoy life; you need life to enjoy things.
And He (Jesus) said unto them, take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life (zoe) consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth. (Luke 12:15) The primary purpose of prosperity is to promote God’s kingdom. (Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Corinthians 9:8) “Godly Contentment Versus Ungodly Complacency” Many believers do not understand the difference between godly contentment and ungodly complacency. 1 Timothy 6:6 states that, “godliness with contentment is great gain.” This verse is in the context of finances.
Notice that when a believer is godly and content, it will lead to GREAT gain.
(“Megas” is the word for “gain” in the Greek.)
The reason this great gain can flow into the life of a godly Christian is because this is a person who “lives to give,” as opposed to one who merely seeks to acquire personal gain. Ungodly complacency is when one is satisfied with their personal needs being met, and maintains no desire to see greater increase for the purpose of becoming a greater giver. Ungodly complacency adheres to a, “my four and no more” mentality, and basically does not consider the hurting people in the world who are in dire need of being reached with the love of the genuine gospel.
God’s love compels you and I to take the financial limits off of God. (Psalms 78:41)
Why? Because so MANY need to know, and then grow, in His amazing grace and love. (2 Corinthians 5:14; 2 Corinthians 9:8)