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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Contentment

1 Timothy 6:6  "Godliness with contentment is great gain."  Does godliness come before contentment?  Think about it.  Most but not everyone is always looking for more of this or more of that, never being satisfied with what they have or where they are.  So maybe godliness has something to do with contentment.  I know for myself, if I knew I was a godly person, I would surely be content.

How about you? Are you content?  Paul has something to say about being content.

Hebrews 13:5  "Let your conduct be without covetousness;  be content with such things as you have.  For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you or forsake you."  Don't covet other peoples things, just be content with what you have because God will take care of us.

Philippians 4:11-13  "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.   I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."

Proverbs 19:23  "The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble."

Learning to lean on Jesus for our every need brings great contentment and when we are content with what we have, where we are, or what we are doing we will be happy with our circumstances.  That doesn't mean that we shouldn't strive to be better persons, or be more successful, but while we are doing all these things we need to be content for as Paul says, 'Godliness with contentment is great gain.'  Contentment brings us joy, peace and makes our life much better all the way around.  Don't you think so?  I do.  Grandma Joan

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