Being Content


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Living a contented life is very hard for people whose heart is fixed on the things of this world. Human nature says, “have that”; the world says,“get that”. Society will tell us that we can be happy if we have “this thing” and “that thing”. The truth is that our flesh will never be satisfied. We want more of what the world has to offer. Sadly, even we Christians find ourselves in the same situation.

However, we should not live the same way that the world is teaching. We have the power to live a contented life because the Bible says, “God …will never leave us nor forsake us” (Hebrews 13:5). Because God is always there, He commands that our lives not be filled with covetousness. We receive blessings from God financially and physically, but if our pursuit is the treasures of this world, know that the end of that pursuit is destruction.

Habakkuk 2:4 says, “…the just shall live by his faith.” Our lack of some things does not mean that God has abandoned us. He allows trials in our lives, including our lack of some things, so that we can trust His promises.

Having this in mind, let us come unto Him with confidence, with humility of heart, asking what we need according to His will, because the Bible says, “…he heareth us” (1 John 5:14).

Hebrews 13: 5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

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