A man once went to a minister for counseling. “I’ve lost everything,” he bemoaned.
“Oh!” the preacher said. “I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your faith.”
“No,” the man corrected him, “I haven’t lost my faith.”
“Well then,” the ministry said, “I’m sad to hear you’ve lost your character.”
“I didn’t say that,” the man corrected. “I still have my character.”
“I’m so sorry you’ve lost your salvation,” the minister said.
“That’s not what I said,” the man objected, beginning to lose his patience.
The preacher explained, “You have your faith, your character, and your salvation. Seems to me that you’ve lost none of the things that really matter.”
We haven’t either. You and I could pray like the Puritan. He sat down to a meal of bread and water. He bowed his head and declared, “All this and Jesus, too?” Can’t we be equally content? Paul says in 1 Timothy 6:6, “godliness with contentment is great gain!”
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