Contentment & Consumerism

Recently this verse of Scripture came to mind: “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).

Now, I wouldn’t call myself “Godly”, nor would anyone who knows me, but I think I can honestly say that I’m content with life.

For those without contentment, I’m not sure if I could tell you how to achieve it. All I know is how I feel and what I believe.

I’m convinced that while contentment is partially achieved through effort and positive thinking, I also believe in the sovereignty of Yahweh, and I think sometimes He decides whether or not you are content based on what He wants to accomplish in your life, in the future.

Most people would consider my life to be undesirable. I have some health problems that cause me quite a bit of pain and significantly limit my mobility. Income wise, I’m considered ‘middle-class’, although I think it’s actually closer to ‘lower income’. I live in a small, older home. It’s structurally sound, but not ‘fancy’. Both me and my wife drive automobiles that are about twelve years old, but they are paid for. We have worked hard most of our adult lives, but don’t have a lot to show for it. Still, I’m content.

I’m amazed and sympathetic towards the many people that I know who are never satisfied. No matter what they acquire or achieve, it never seems to be enough. People stay busy but never quite seem to get to where they want to be.

People are terrified of boredom. People seem to have a compulsion toward constantly being entertained or occupied.

Since I was a child, I’ve always heard that old saying that goes like this: “an idle mind is the Devil’s workshop”. Maybe this is true to some extent and for some people, but the God Who gave us our minds can use them as His workshop, too!

I don’t need a TV or radio. I’m perfectly content to sit for hours in silence – alone with my thoughts. And maybe that is the key to my contentment. Because in those quiet moments is where I can obey His words that say, “Be still and know that I Am God” (Psalm 46:10).

All that really concerns me is Yahweh (God), Christ, White People, Truth and Nature. It doesn’t really cost anything to pursue these interests, and whatever it does cost, Yahweh will always supply. In my own life, I can honestly say, without hesitation, that God has always supplied every thing I’ve ever needed. Every – Single -Thing. That makes being content a lot easier when you know that all your needs will be met. And if you’ll look back on your life, you can probably say the same thing. The difference between being content and being unsatisfied is often the difference between taking things for granted, and being thankful. The Scriptures say, “Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God toward you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Money seems to be the most popular item to pursue these days. Greed, materialism, consumerism, mammon, etc. The love of it is the root of ALL evil. It’s hard to be content when your not satisfied with the amount of money that you possess. It’s also the way the Serpent Seed Jews take over every place they invade. Karl Marx wrote: “The Jew emancipated himself … by making himself master of the money-market… through him, money has become a world power, and the practical Jewish spirit has been adopted by the Christian peoples. The Jews set themselves free in proportion as the Christians become Jews. Thus, they contributed considerably to making money, the means, the measure and the end of all human activity.”

It’s a great feeling to have a lot of money. I’ve had good paying jobs and not-so-good paying jobs. If I made more, I spent more. However, looking back, I can say that I’ve been just as happy broke as I have with plenty in the bank.

Don’t get me wrong. Money can buy a lot of desirable things. If I were rich, I would buy a new pick-up truck and a nice cabin on a river, near some mountains. I would keep enough to live on comfortably, then give what’s left away. Or would I?

I’ve heard others say similar things, but saying and doing are two completely different things. Maybe that’s why Yahweh hasn’t blessed me with millions of dollars, because He knows how it might actually affect me, which in all probability, would be in a negative way.

I’ve heard it said that, “You can tell what God thinks about money by looking at the people He gives it to”. Ninety percent of the world’s wealth is in the hands of greedy jews who are not using it to help others. They are using some of it to destroy the world, and they are hoarding the rest.

So what does the Bible say about contentment and wealth?

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:7-8

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:19-20

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8:36

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16

Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands. Ecclesiastes 5:15

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21

I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 1 Timothy 2:9-10

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? Matthew 16:26

Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Proverbs 30:8

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1

All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. Proverbs 21:26

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. Proverbs 11:4

The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. Proverbs 18:11

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32

Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:5

This is why I cannot go along with the ‘prosperity gospel’ that is so prevalent in some circles. I know good Christian men who subscribe to this thinking. I love them, but they are wrong. Yahweh doesn’t want to heap treasures on people, Yahweh wants to be our only Treasure, for all else is idolatry.

Make no mistake, as Karl Marx confessed, the love of money is an evil plot by Satanic Jews and even back then, “the practical Jewish spirit has been adopted by the Christian peoples…. they contributed considerably to making money, the means, the measure and the end of all human activity.”

That “Jewish Spirit” is an evil spirit. Each Jew worships either Satan (or some pagan god), the jewish race itself, or money, which Marx calls the “means, measure, & end of all human activity”. The problem is that Jews aren’t human – they’re devils, and Yahweh’s White race should not follow after their ways.

So, as I end this article, maybe together we have found the key to contentment, and maybe it all comes down to a choice between God and Mammon.