J.C. Ryle said; "We may love money without having it, just as we may have money without loving it." Paul the apostle said; “…godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Tim. 6:6). In a world that is ever pushing for greater material gain and status, as believers in Christ, we are warned not to make these things our pursuit. Paul bore record of those who beginning well in the faith, later erred from the faith, piercing themselves through with many sorrows on account of coveting after money.
This sermon is an encouragement, but also a word of warning. Let us be content in the circumstances which God has placed us. Let us not desire things which God has not apportioned for us. May we be able to learn the secret of contentment that we can say with Paul, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13).