Christian Fellowship 1997-07-13 - Contentment

Contentment is one of the basic keys to happiness. Are you content? I know very wealthy people who are poor and less fortunate people who are really very wealthy and vice versa. God has a plan for each of us and puts us where we are for HIS glory. Our job is to be content with what God has done for us and bring Him Glory.

All verses are from the NIV Translation

Joshua 7:7 Joshua cried out to the Lord, "O Jehovah, why have you brought us over the Jordan River if you are going to let the Amorites kill us? Why weren't we content with what we had? Why didn't we stay on the other side?

Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

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

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. "For whom am I toiling," he asked, "and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?" This too is meaningless- a miserable business!

Philippians 4:11-12 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.

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

1 Timothy 6:8 So we should be well satisfied without money if we have enough food and clothing.

Hebrews 13:5 Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never, never fail you nor forsake you."

Dear Lord we praise you and thank you for all we have. Help us be content in life, help us to realize our true wealth is in Jesus Christ. His inheritance is our inheritance. Help us to bring you glory Father. Make that our main focus on this side of heaven. Father, we pray for those who are in a season of despair, comfort them and guide them to the life you have prepared for them. Help them reach the place You have planned for them. We pray for those who are where You have planned them to be in life, help them be content with Your plan. And Father, please help us to never replace contentment with complacency. Guide us to be all you want us to be. We pray all this for Your glory and in your Son's name Jesus, who gave ALL for us and who will NEVER forsake us. Amen.