But Reverence with Contentment is Great Gain.

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But Reverence with Contentment is Great Gain.

  1. 1. Zekenim YIsraEL Sherut haRitztzuy (the ministry of reconciliation) by whom we have now received the ( Atonement) reconciliation of the Dvar HaRitztzuyLet this day be a day of reconciliation and regeneration) Unto EHYEH ASHER EHYEH My Memorial for generation after generation." Shemot 3:13-16 This is MY NAME for ever, I AM / WILL BE WHAT I AM / WILL BE: The ministry of reconciliation Message of Reconciliation Torah sh’Bichtav (Written Torah) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  2. 2. But reverence with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim 6:6 But chasidus (pious ones) with contentment is great gain. "Materialism is a desire to possess things instead of a love for the YHWH ( Yahuah) who made those things." "Contentment is one of the greatest assets of life."But piety with sufficiency, or when a man hath what is sufficient to support his necessities,is certainly great gain, is accompanied with the most valuable advantages, the treasure of a good conscience, peace of mind, the grace of YHWH, and hereafter a recompense ofeternal glory. (Witham) --- That man is certainly rich, however small his possession, if hedesire nothing more below, and aspires eagerly after that blessing above, which alone can fill his heart. Mediocrity is an enviable state; it frees us from the dangers of riches, andfrom the temptations of extreme poverty: with this lot let us be content. Why should wefix our hearts on the fleeting possessions of the day: we had not them yesterday, and to- morrow they will not be ours; for as we were born so we must die. Paul told Timothy that those who misuse YHWH ( Yahuah)s Word wrongly think YHWHYHWHliness is a means of material gain. Knowing his statement might be misunderstood, he followed up with an explanation. Tehillim 4:3But know that YHWH ( ‫ )יהוה‬has set apart the chasid (faithful) for Himself: YHWH ( ‫)יהוה‬ will hear when I call to him. Chasid, an adjective used of man and of YHWH; it is translated Sacred pious, saint, gracious. Chesed is the noun meaning piety and recognition of YHWH on mans part, and of grace and loving-kindness on YHWHs part.
  3. 3. 2Chron. 6.42. Tehillim 32:6For this cause everyone who is pious shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him. The surging water is here a metaphor for trouble that endangers one’s life. ‫חסיד‬ khasid A “faithful follower” is one who does what is right in YHWH’s eyes and remains faithful to YHWH "Guilt is to the conscience what pain is to the body: it tells us that something is wrong and must be made right, or things will get worse." "The word here used for contentment is autarkeia . . . By it they meant a complete self-sufficiency. They meant a frame of mind which wascompletely independent of all outward things, and which carried the secret of happinesswithin itself. Contentment never comes from the possession of external things." (Barclay) When one does not live by "the itch for more," and ones life is not dominated byshopping for and acquiring material things, we can have the kind of contentment in YHWH ( Yahuah) and in His will for our lives. It is very easy to come up with reasons - excuses,that is - why these sins of greed and materialism dont apply to us. But whenever we think getting something material, or getting more of it, will answer our lifes needs, we lack thiscontentment. Whenever we are deeply grieved at material loss, we lack this contentment. Whenever we get an inordinate pleasure from buying or having some material thing, we lack this contentment. Paul knew this kind of contentment first hand; here is his testimony in Phi. 4:11-13: Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am,
  4. 4. [therewith] to be content. I know both how to be abased (humble), and I know how to abound (more than enough, contented): every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Moshiach which strengtheneth me. "Socrates said as to who is wealthiest: “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty” "Prosperity has done more damage to believers than has adversity It is true that material possessions in and of themselves do not corrupt us; Paul couldabound in material things and still keep it all in proper perspective. But too many use this truth to excuse their own materialism and carnal lack of contentment. Contentment is essential, and difficult for many reasons: We can only find contentment when our hearts are rooted in eternal things; and contentment is essential because it shows we are living with an eternal perspective, not only trying to feather an earthly nest.It is hard to be content, because our consumer culture feeds our lack of contentment, by rewarding us when we are discontent, and with advertising that tries to make us feel discontent without a product. It is hard to be content, because we almost always desire far more than we need. YHWH godliness with contentment is great gain: YHWH godliness really can bring almost unbelievable contentment; but before it can, we must be transformed by the renewing of your mind Rom. 12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of Elohim ( ‫.)אלהים‬ The "world" (Gr. aion) is the Ruakh of our age that seeks to exclude YHWH from life 1 Yochanan 2:15Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of Ha AVI is not in him.
  5. 5. The world seeks to "squeeze you into its own mold. We should be continually renewing our mind by returning mentally to the decision to dedicate self to YHWH and by reaffirming that decision. This continual rededication to YHWH will result in the transformation of the oursleves into Yahu(ah)shua mold Yochanan 8:29; And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him." Mark 9:2-3 And after six days Yahu(ah)shua ( ‫ )יהושע‬takes [with him] Kefa, and Yaakov, and Yochanan, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transfigured (metamorphoo) before them. And His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. A daily rededication is none too often."Prove" or "test and approve" involves evaluating and choosing to practice what is the will of YHWH instead of what the world recommends Eph. 5:8-10 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in YHWH: halakh as children of light: (For the fruit of the Ruakh [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto YHWH. We clarify what YHWHs will for us is by rededicating ourselves to YHWH often. YHWHs will sometimes becomes blurred when our commitment to Him wavers Yaakov 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the seadriven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of YHWH. A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways. However it is always good. Notice that total commitment to YHWH through of Yahu(ah)shua HaMeshiakh is a prerequisite for experiencing YHWHs will. to start putting material things in their proper priority next to spiritual things.
  6. 6. Its easy for many Believer to say they have this contentment; but whether they have itor not is often more truthfully known by they spending and shopping habits. How much of a place does shopping and buying have in your life? How does material loss affect your happiness? How happy do you get from having some material thing?When we live and act without contentment, we are trying to fill needs in our lives - a need to be "somebody," a need to feel secure or cared for, a need to have excitement andnewness in our lives - most people try to fulfill these needs with material things, but theycan only really be met by a spiritual relationship with the YHWH ( Yahuah) who made us. Real contentment isnt too difficult for those whose real home is heaven. "It requires but little of this worlds goods to satisfy a man who feels himself to be a citizen of another country, and knows that this is not his rest." (Clarke) 1 Tim 6:11But thou, O man of Elohim ( ‫ ,)אלהים‬flee these things; and pursue after tzedek, chasidus, faith, love, patience, meekness. "Righteousness" includes all attitudes and actions in harmony with what YHWH calls right. "Chasidus" is YHWHlike character and conduct. "Faith" is trust in YHWH. "Love" is selfless devotion to the needs of others. "Perseverance" is faithful continuance through adverse or discouraging circumstances. "Gentleness" is tender kindness toward others. Though they err in this, there is a sense in which "piety is" not merely gain, but "great means of gain": not the gaining which they pursue, and which makes men to be discontented with their present possessions, and to use religion as "a cloak of covetousness" 1Th 2:5
  7. 7. For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as ye know, nor a pretext of covetousness; Elohim [is] witness: and means of earthly gain, but the present and eternal gain which piety, whose accompaniment is contentment, secures to the soul. WIESINGER remarks that Paul observed in Timothy a tendency to indolence and shrinking from the conflict, whence he felt that Timothy needed cautioning against such temptation; compare also the second Epistle. Not merely contentment is great gain (a sentiment of the heathen CICERO[Paradox 6], "the greatest and surest riches"), but "piety with contentment"; for piety not only feels no need of what it has not, but also has that which exalts it above what it has not [WIESINGER]. The Greek for contentment is translated "sufficiency" 2 Co 9:8 And Elohim ( ‫[ )אלהים‬is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work: But the adjective Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. content"; literally, "having a sufficiency in ones self" independent of others. "YHWH always supplies His people with what is necessary for them. True happiness lies in piety, but this sufficiency [supplied by YHWH, with which moreover His people are content] is thrown into the scale as a kind of overweight" Tehillim (Psalms) 91.15-16, He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Yahuah proclaims that He delivers and esteems us. He satisfies us with long life andshows us His deliverance. The way Yahuah shows us His deliverance (salvation) is through His wisdom, knowledge and understanding as it applies to our health, wealth, relationships, and all other aspects of prosperity. As such, once shown the way, we assume a large degree of responsibility for the outcome. James 1.22 But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. We cannot ignore the laws of Yahuah and expect deliverance.
  8. 8. We can’t violate these laws and expect perfect health.When we meditate day and night on the laws of Yahuah and observe to do them, we will then make our ways prosperous and we will have good success.This sefer ha Torah shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein dayand night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for YHWH ( ‫ )יהוה‬Eloheicha [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest. Eloneinu Yëshuå HaMeshiakh In His Name Be not blind to the truth And, hinnei, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Yahusha ( ‫ )יהושע‬passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O YHWH, [thou] Ben David. And Yahusha stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?They say unto Him, YHWH, that our eyes may be opened. So Yahushahad compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. His servant and yours Shalom in Righteousness by the GRACE of YHWH keiYAH nätzräyaremember me and pray for me that YHWH will be gracious unto me and be merciful unto my sins which i have sinned against him. Peace be to them that read and that hear these things and to their servants: Amein and Amein Freely ye have received, freely give A rule necessary, and of great extent. A servant in the Gospel Vineyard, though worthy of his Comfortable support while in the work. Should never preach for hire, or make a secular traffic of the Ruakh (spiritual work): what a scandal is it for aman to traffic with gifts which he pretends, at least, to have received from the RuakhHaQodesh, of which he is not the master, but the dispenser. He who preaches to get a
  9. 9. living, or make a fortune, is guilty of the most infamous sacrilege

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