GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN

Hi Family and Friends,

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A story is told of a king who went into his garden one morning,

and found everything withered and dying.

He asked the oak that stood near the gate what the trouble was.

He found it was sick of life and determined to die

because it was not tall and beautiful like the pine.

 

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The pine was all out of heart because it could not bear grapes like the vine.

The vine was going to throw its life away

because it could not stand erect and have as fine fruit as the peach tree.

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The geranium was fretting because it was not tall and fragrant like the lilac;

and  so on all through the garden.

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Coming to a heart’s-ease, he found it’s bright face lifted as cheery as ever.

“Well, heart’s-ease, I’m glad, amidst all this discouragement,

to find one brave little flower.

You do not seem to be the least disheartened.”

“No, I am not of much account,

but I thought that if you wanted an oak,

or a pine, or a peach tree, or a lilac,

you would have planted one;

but as I knew you wanted a heart’s-ease,

I am determined to be the best little heart’s-ease that I can.”

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I Corinthians 12:18-27

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body,

as it hath pleased Him.

And if they were all one member, where were the body?

But now are they many members, yet but one body.

And the eye cannot say unto the hand,

I have no need of thee:

nor again the head to the feet,

I have no need of you.

Nay,

much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble,

are necessary:

And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable,

upon these

 we bestow more abundant honour;

and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

For our comely parts have no need:

but God hath tempered the body together,

having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.

That there should be no schism in the body;

but that the members should have the same care one for another.

And whether one member suffer,

all the members suffer with it;

or one member be honoured,

all the members rejoice with it.

Now ye are the body of Christ,

and members in particular.

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No one need feel inferior to another,

for each is special and performs a specific function

in God’s great plan!

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1 Timothy 6:6-8

But godliness with contentment

is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world,

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment

let us be therewith content.

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Thank you for stopping by

and please pray for America the Beautiful and spiritual awakening!

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