"Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." - 1 Timothy 6:6-10
 
As you know, it has never been the money itself that is the problem... Just like it has never been what you get your kids or what car you drive or what you house you live in that is the problem... It is, simply put, when those things try to take the place of God. I know, I know, you think this is another message about giving, but it is not. It is a message about the word contentment. This does not come easy as Paul told us it is something that has to be learned (Philippians 4:11) and something that has to be continually managed and updated. This week, I challenge you to find ways to learn contentment, whether that be in the way you look, the way you dress, the way you see your spouse, the way you see your children's achievements/grades, the way you see your neighbor's new car or house, or even in the way you see God's blessings. Seek out contentment as righteous children of God and you will be blown away at the great gain God bestows upon you. 
 
In Him,
Scott