There was a wealthy lady who died, and everybody in the community was extremely curious as to the extent of her fortune. One person was brash enough to come up to the pastor immediately after the funeral and whisper in his ear, “How much did she leave?” The pastor had the wisdom to reply, “She left everything.”
The apostle Paul also calls us to a lifestyle of simplicity and contentment.
I have learned,” he said, “in whatever state I am therewith to be content
Godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into this world and we shall take nothing out of it.
Or as Job put it,
Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I shall return.
Have you ever considered, brothers and sisters, that human life is a pilgrimage between two moments of nakedness? We would be wise to travel light because there is no doubt that we shall leave everything behind.
Let us be content. Covetous people always fall into a traps.
The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Let us always remember that we are pilgrims and where ever our heart is there our treasure will also be.
Phil. 4:11 1 Timothy 6:6 Job 1:21 Excerpt from John Stott's "Three Challenges to the Contemporary church."