Learn to be content!

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Oct 022017
 

“Be content with what you have” (Hebrews 13:5).

The average family now devotes a full one-fourth of its spendable income to outstanding debts.
Over half of us spend 110% of our disposable income trying to manage debt.
And our obsession with “stuff” carries a price tag.

And who can keep up?
We no longer measure ourselves against the Samuels next door-
– but against the stars on the screen or on the magazine cover.

Who can satisfy a Hollywood lifestyle?
No one!

That’s why Jesus warns:
“Be on your guard against every form of greed” (Luke 12:15).

Greed has many faces.
But it speaks one language:
The language of more!

Epicurus noted:
“Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.”

Not every teacher is supposed to be a principal.
Not every carpenter has the skill to head up a crew.

Be careful-
– for the love of “more!”
You risk losing your God-ordained purpose.

Just because a king gives you his armour-
– you don’t have to wear it.

David didn’t.
He rejected Saul’s armour,
-selected the stones,
-lobotomised the giant,
-and taught us a lesson:

What fits others might not fit you.
Indeed what fits the king might not fit you.
Learn to be content!

Let God direct your steps.
“You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in You” (Isaiah 26:3).

(PA)