We learned yesterday we can only truly be content when we find contentment in the Lord. But, as fleshly human beings, we often miss this and find our contentment in things of this world. We must evaluate where we are finding our contentment.
Over the next three days, we are going to focus on three things of this world we often find our contentment in: circumstances, our own strength, and money/possessions. The Bible references each of these in the following verses:
- Philippians 4:11-12 says, “…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…whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
- 2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’…For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
-1 Timothy 6:6-10 says, “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it….For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
This week, as we discover more about these worldly areas of contentment, we will also discover specific characteristics of the Lord that show He alone can make us content!
Action: Take time to reflect on these verses: Is there one that speaks to you over the others? Do they reveal an area you might be finding your contentment in earthly things (circumstances, your own strength, money/possessions)? Ask the Lord to convict your heart and show you where you might be finding your contentment apart from Him.
Let us know! Which verse sticks out to you?
Author: Hannah-Grace Hedgecoth