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Hello Friends: 6.7.12- Contentment

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?

Blessings,

John

Twitter: @johnfehlen

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