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Hello Friends,

This morning I read Proverbs 30:7-9 as a part of our Life Journal Reading Plan.

It was a great reminder about a great word: contentment.

“Two things I ask of you, O Lord;
  do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
    give me neither poverty nor riches,
    but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
    and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
    and so dishonor the name of my God.

I don’t need riches. And I don’t want poverty. With one I may disown the Lord. With the other I may dishonor the Lord.

What should we aim for then?

Answer:  Contentment. 

Paul echoes this in Philippians 4:  “For 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. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

Let’s remember that the Apostle Paul wrote this from prison. He found contentment in captivity.

Where are you finding contentment?



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