Nothing destroys contentment like greed. In fact, we can't be greedy and content at the same time. Paul wrote, “So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” But how? Two suggestions:
Dear ones, we all have these swiss-cheesy holes in our soul that only God can fill—deep longings that rise in the night and creep up on us when we’re alone and discouraged. Possessions can’t fill those voids. Money can’t take away the fear that grips us when our kids are using drugs, or our marriage is in trouble. Money can’t stop a fatal disease or the inevitable press of aging. Smack them down… and they’ll still rise again, won’t they?
Here’s what I want you to remember: True wisdom and a successful life is learning to say in every situation, “I have Jesus for this.” You know something? You do! Please… don't ever forget that.