Today's devotion is based on 1 Timothy 6:6-11, "Godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 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 the root of all kinds of evils."
In our 21st Century society, we receive constant messages that tell us not to be content with what we already possess. Therefore, it should not surprise us that one of the great temptations for you and me is not to be content.
But here's the problem. When the lack of contentment pushes us to wander away—constantly consuming, upgrading, and searching for the next new thing—we abandon the treasure we already possess.
We must never forget that our treasure is Jesus and his gospel. Through his Holy Spirit, God himself is that very treasure that empowers us to display true contentment and remember our treasure.
Please pray with me: Lord, please forgive my lack of contentment. Please help me to remember that you are my true treasure, for, in you, I have what I need for this life. In Jesus' blessed name, I pray. Amen.