5Your way of life should be free from the love of money, and you should be content with what you have. After all, he has said, I will never leave you or abandon you.
There's an old saying: "Money can't buy happiness." The saying isn't true. Money can buy happiness. You can buy all kinds of things that'll make you happy: new shoes, baseball tickets, a DVD, a cool car. All of these things can make you happy. But here's the thing: happiness is only temporary. The shoes will go out of style, the baseball game will end, the DVD will get boring after the tenth time you watch it, and even the car will get old and broken down.
Instead of pursuing happiness, pursue contentment. Being content basically means being satisfied with what you have. And being satisfied is a good feeling. It's a secure feeling.
So how do you find contentment? It comes from trusting God. It's acknowledging that everything you have is a gift from God. It's admiring and appreciating the things God has given you. It's learning how to use the things God has given you to be a blessing to others. It's knowing that God will always provide you with the things you need.
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