"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."
1Timothy 6:6-8

Being Content

A wealthy man spent his days fishing in the lake near his mansion. Every day, on the same lake, he saw a poor man who lived in a rickety shack. The poor man fished with a stick and some string. He sat only an hour or so, rarely catching more than two fish, then went home.

The years passed, and frustrated from too much thinking, the rich man approached the poor man. "Please excuse me, but we've seen each other fishing here for years, and I'm curious. You sit here every day catching only a few fish and then heading home. I couldn't help but wonder why you don't stay longer."

"You see, if you just stayed one or two hours more each day, you could sell your extra fish in town. You could get enough money for a better fishing rod, then catch more fish. You could eventually get a boat and a net. Then with even more fish, you could hire another man and another boat. Soon you would not even have to be on the boats all day because you would have a huge company earning a lot of money. Then, you could easily spend your days fishing alone, for only as long as you would like, doing what you want with no worries."

"But sir, I don't understand," said the poor man, "that's what I do now."
(Author Unknown To Me)
May you be content with the life God has given you, to live the richest life of all.   


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