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5/4/2008 ~ Supposing Godliness is Gain


... of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness
is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. ~ 1st Timothy 6:1-5


  CHRISTIAN = GAIN  

NOT
ABOUT
● Free from Contacts/Accountability
● Smarter Ė Religious Pride
● Rich to Enjoy All Pleasures

 THIS

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. ~ 1st Timothy 6:11


... "Ananias, why has Satan filed your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit
and keep back ..." ~ Acts 5:1-11

                    └─> It can look good, but God knows the deepest truth.

          ┌─> One can not buy God to get an upper hand.
... offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, ... ~ Acts 8:15-19

God is durable and sure, not man.
There will be suffering to have the proper desire.
Itís about thankfully serving God.


... I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:11-13

One must still abide in the world,
connected to marriage, civil law, and various commitments.
~ Itís about knowing how BRILLIANT God is.


... your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
~ 1st Corinthians 2:1-5


... whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And
nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:14


We should give glory to God over ourselves.
Speech needs to be seasoned with grace, usefulness, helpfulness.
Itís about God, not us.


Now godliness with contentment is great gain. ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:6-11

It will never be right with men, but it can be serving God.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
to which you were also called ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:12-19


Keep the focus.

... Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and
idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge ...
~ 1st Timothy 6:20-21


The grass is greenest where God has put you. Search no longer.


Plant your roots and grow in the Lord.




 

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