0928 – Godliness with Contentment Brings Joy

1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NKJV) Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
Godliness is closely associated with contentment, and it brings about great gain, especially joy.
Godliness is a pursuit of God, how He views us and what is important to Him. It is also the awareness in our heart and mind that God has our interest at heart. It is about knowing God for who He is, and as someone like a close friend, especially his character. It develops faith, absolute trust and confidence in God, including how we respond to the different challenges in life.
Therefore, when we know that God is interested in every aspect of our lives, an inexplicable joy will be found in our hearts. It is a quiet confidence that everything will be fine because God is with us and for us, and we won’t be running around frantically trying to look for assurance and help from the people around us.
The first thing we will do whenever we are faced with a situation that tries to steal our peace and joy is to pray. We have this confidence as we commit our challenges to Him because we are aware of what God can do, who we are in Christ and what Jesus has done for us on the cross. The worst-case scenario for us is to be in His presence at a time that God has prepared.
The Bible tells us that we are blessed with all the spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. These truths form our identity that brings about contentment: –
• We are forgiven and redeemed (Eph 1:7) by the blood of Jesus Christ.
• He has caused us to be accepted in the beloved (Eph 1:6).
• We have been accounted as righteous (2 Cor 5:21) when we accepted and believed in Jesus Christ.
• We have peace with God (Rom 5:1) that’s bought by the blood of Jesus Christ.
• We have been given the right to be children of the living God (Joh 1:12).
• We are seated with Christ (Eph 2:6) in the heavenly places far above all principalities, dominions and might.
• We have an everlasting covenant with God (Heb 13:20) through the blood of Jesus Christ.
• We are sealed with the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13) as a proof and sign that we belong to God.
• There is nothing in this world or out of this world that will be able to separate us from the love of God (Rom 8:39).
• He shall supply all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19).When what truly matters to us is found in the mind and thoughts of God about us, we will come to a place of rest and contentment. If God is for us, nothing will be against us!

Sermon Series: Joy – The Fruit of the Holy Spirit


摩太前书 6:6-7 然而,敬虔加上知足的心便是大利了;因为我们没有带什么到世上来,也不能带什么去。






• 我们藉着耶稣基督的宝血得蒙赦免和救赎 (以弗所书 1:7 )
• 祂使我们在爱裡被接受(以弗所书1:6)
• 当我们接受並相信耶稣基督時,我们就被视为义人 (歌林多後书5:21)
• 藉着耶稣基督的宝血買赎,我们与神和好(罗马书 5:1 )
• 我们被赋予权利,成为永生神的儿女(约翰福音 1:12)
• 我们与基督同坐在天上(以弗所书2:6)远远高于一切国度、杈柄和荣耀。
• 我们借着耶稣基督的宝血(希伯来书13:20)与神有永恒的盟约。
• 我们受圣灵的印记(以弗所书1:13)成为属于神的证明和标志。
• 在世上或这个世界里,没有什么能叫我们与神的爱隔绝(罗马书8:39)
• 祂将按着在基督耶稣里的荣耀与丰富,供应我们一切所需用的(腓立比书4:19)。


讲章系列: 喜乐 – 圣灵所结的果子