1Ti 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
There are many things in this life that we can be thankful for, but many people chose to hate life rather than being thankful. They hate life because they don’t get what they want. They complain on many things.
Other people who get what they hoped for do not appreciate God’s blessings in their lives. It seems like they did receive them, but boast as if they have not received them. 1Co 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
We can assume that many people really don’t get satisfied in what this life and God’s blessings can offer. Many are still feeling empty in spite of the many things they have accomplished in life. This is because those many people have failed to define the true meaning of their existence. They see their lives as something that they must satisfy.
Some believe that their purpose in life is to satisfy their wants and needs. If they don’t, then they fail.
This is not the true purpose of our existence. We are created for God and not for our selves. We are created to satisfy the will of our creator and not to satisfy what we want and what we need in this life.
And besides, the Bible says we will never satisfy our taste. Life would be totally incomplete, unsatisfying because we look at it in different way – in our own way and not the way God looks at it.
Ecc 5:10 He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver, and he who loves abundance not with gain. This is also vanity.
Ecc 6:7 All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
Contentment is a big issue. Man can never be satisfied.
As Christians, we should know that contentment is a state of mind. It is a freedom from murmuring and complaining. Paul teaches the members of the church of God to be satisfied in everything. 1Ti 6:8 But having food and clothing, we will be content.
Heb 13:5 Let your way of life be without the love of money, and be content with such things as you have, for He has said, “Not at all will I leave you, not at all will I forsake you, never!”
Heb 13:6 so that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.”
Psa 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Christians therefore are satisfied in this life because they know that God will provide everything they need in this life. They are satisfied because they serve God. Those that worship God, shall see abundant cause to praise God. They will not merely call upon him by earnest prayer, but they will render him thanks for his mercies.