I wonder how the Apostle Paul might be received if he visited churches in America, having nothing more than the clothes on his back and a very limited supply of possessions and food, or the disciples during Jesus day who had no money bag and or even extra set of clothes, or Jesus for that matter who had no home. Would they be received with respect or simply pity, given the association our culture has between wisdom and wealth?
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. (1Tim 6:6-8)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Lev 21, Ps 26-27, Ecc 4, 1 Tim 6