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Contentment #6—Challenged Contentment

He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also with him freely give us all things? Romans 8:32 While we need to be content when we are in the presence too much, we also need to be content when we encounter situations which threaten … Continue reading

Contentment #5— Naked Contentment

Godliness is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we should be content. … But many who have longed for money have wandered away from the faith. … Continue reading

Contentment #4—Gracious Contentment

God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:7–8 Good deeds flow from contented hearts. Since God loves people who do good with joyful hearts, he goes out of … Continue reading

Contentment #3— Proportional Contentment

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. So to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:4–7 Discontent … Continue reading

Holding Fast to the Resurrection

The Apostle Paul writes: You are saved by the gospel if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I received: (1) Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; (2) he was buried; (3) he was … Continue reading

Contentment #2—Endless Contentment

This is good and fitting: eat, drink and enjoy yourself in all your labor under the sun during the few years of your life which God has given you; for this is your portion, God’s gift. Thus you will not often consider the years of your life, because God keeps you occupied with the gladness … Continue reading

Contentment #1—Centered Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs, in his book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, defines contentment as “that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” As we learn to be content, we will grow in grace and be able to overcome the idolatry … Continue reading

Forgiven #8—Forgiven Praise

If you should mark iniquities, O Eternal, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, that you might be feared. Psalm 130:3–4 Everything you do, Heavenly Father, shows me how magnificent you are; but especially your forgiveness! Forgiving me does not make you appear weak. Instead, it displays your great wisdom and power. It … Continue reading

Forgiven #7—Forgiven Forever

“I will put my law within them, on their heart; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. … They shall all know me …,” declares the Eternal, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:33–34 One of the benefits of being forgiven … Continue reading

Forgiven #6—Forgiving Patience

The Lord is not negligent concerning his promise, as some count negligence, but is patient toward you all, not intending for any of you to perish but for all of you to come to full repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 All doctors know that some of the promises they make regarding our health take longer to … Continue reading