I Know How to Want

I know how to want
But not how to need
My culture it taunts
With satisfied greed

My clothing the latest
My colognes smell just right
My car is the greatest
I have all that delights

The word need doesn’t fit
In my vocabulary or thoughts
It’s that unwholesome bit
Of the do’s and the oughts

I am fully content
With what I am told to desire
If I can’t borrow or rent
I’ll just pray to acquire

To know want is so simple
But I can’t discern what to need
But my body my temple
Is what God wants to feed

1Ti 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1Ti 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out

1Ti 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows