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Contentment

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:11-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

We live in a world where everybody screams for more. More money, more stuff, more of what we have and more of what we don't even have yet. The more we get, the more we want. Considering that we came into this world having to be separated from an umbilical cord with everything we needed to be born alive being supplied by someone else, it makes one wonder where these desires we have to want more originated. We seem to lose our contentment with what we have from our first feeding outside the womb. How does a baby learn so quickly the word "Mine"?


"What do you have that you did not receive?" (1 Corinthians 4:7) Everything we possess in this world we acquire in some way. Our lives are a gift. We came here with empty hands and our first scream was for the breath of life. We will leave this world with empty hands too. We were created in God's image and He sent His only begotten Son to save us from the certain death of sin. This was also a gift and not something we deserve. So as we live, let us cry out for more of Jesus, who gave His life so that we can live with Him in the Kingdom of God where we will need and want nothing more than His everlasting love and be content forever.

Then Jesus said to them, “Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Life is not measured by how much one owns.” Luke 12:15 NCV

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 1 Timothy 6:6-7 NKJV

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