Beyond the Weekend

February 1 | Training the Heart

February 1, 2021


Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 1 Timothy 6:18

Read: 1 Timohy 6:17-19
1 Timothy 6


In The School of Contentment, we have looked at various passages and what the Bible teaches us on this critical topic. We’ve learned that contentment is not about our circumstances, includes important habits (saving, giving and spending less) and is threatened by comparison. A common theme of our time in this school is that we never “graduate.” Whatever our circumstances, we always have challenges and lessons for us to learn about contentment.

Paul recognized this in the wealthy believers in the church in Ephesus. He writes to their young pastor Timothy, giving directions for recognizing and handling the challenge of affluence. Even if we don’t consider ourselves wealthy by culture’s standards—we should heed these directions today too.

This week we will look at the challenge of affluence and three key questions to ask ourselves. Where is my hope? Where do I serve? How do I share? If we answer them insightfully, these questions can help us stay afloat in our faith even as affluence grows. We will be more able to live the way God intended us to live and find richness, beauty and contentment when we put our ultimate hope in God.


As you think back through all we have learned in The School of Contentment, spend a few minutes journaling about what you think is godly contentment.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is Matthew 21.

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