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I Tim 6:6-10 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
How does the power of the Holy Spirit works in us to overcome the temptations. The power that we are endued with increases our contentment in God’s love and His providence. By increasing the contentment in Him increases our ability to resist the devil. Contentment increases in our life based on our love for God. If we love God more we would be more content. How? For example, If you are aspiring in your career to attain some heights, then you have to work for it. In that process you have to sacrifice something in your life to attain it. If that sacrifice of time is the time that you spend with God and His work, then we love our career than our God more. Some work more to achieve something in their life; some work hard to increase their income or wealth. This desire to have more or achieve more of worldly things will definitely bring issues of life through temptations. This is what Apostle Paul refers in I Tim 6:6-10. Godliness with contentment is great gain. When we are endued with the power of God, our focus and priority changes to God and for His kingdom only. Jesus said that if anyone wants to follow Him, he has to deny himself first. One of the ways to prove one’s self denial is to be content in what we have in this world. This self denial is by the power of God through the Holy Spirit who works in us to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Godliness with contentment will help us greatly in overcoming temptations.