Content?

Have you noticed that some people never seem to have enough?

A woman was telling her friend, “My husband should be thankful for me. I’m the one who made him a millionaire.” 

"Wow,” her friend said. “That’s quite an accomplishment. What was he before you married him?”

The woman said, “A multi-millionaire.”

Most people reading this today are neither multi-millionaires nor millionaires.

Whether you’re rich or not-so-rich, though, one thing is absolutely true for all of us:

If you aren’t content with what you have now, you’ll probably never be content with what you get later.

The Bible says:

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6).

The Greek word translated “be content” means to be satisfied. It means looking at what God has given you and saying, “This is enough.”

God will always provide you with enough. The question is, Are you satisfied with enough? Some people, including many believers in Christ, are always striving for more. They think, I’ll be content if I have a newer car, or I’ll be happy when I get in a larger house, or I’ll be satisfied when I get a better job.

Make no mistake — there’s nothing wrong or sinful about having a newer car, a larger house, or a better job. But when we focus on getting those things, we inevitably get our eyes off of the Lord. And that’s where the problem lies.

Keep your eyes on Him. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. He will take care of you. You have no need to fear. You can place your confidence in Him!

In these days of financial difficulty, stress, and uncertainty, we can be sure that God will never fail us as we trust in Him.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

Philippians 4:11-13

Prayer Guide

Dear Lord Jesus …

I praise You for providing everything I need.

Thank You that You never forsake me and are always with me.

Teach me to be content with what You supply in my life.

Keep my life free from the love of money.

May my greatest delight always be You, and my greatest desire to know You more.

I worship You, I rely on Your strength, and I place my confidence in You alone. Amen.