Do you know how to be content? If you do, it will serve you well in your relationship with God.
God calls us to be content in our circumstances, not constantly try to change them, and focus instead on pursuing righteousness, being moral, doing what is right in those circumstances.
God has promised to take care of us in this life. Therefore, it’s not as if we have to worry and fret and fume about how our needs are going to be met. So much human energy is wasted in pursuit of things that God has promised to give us out of the goodness of His heart.
When we are discontent, we are easy prey for the devil. He picks at those sore spots and we go off and running toward some change in circumstance we think will make us feel better. Only once we get there, the discontent sets in again – often more intensely.
We have no problem in life that obeying Jesus won’t cure. He was content in His circumstances and you see what happened to Him. That is, He was content with crucifixion and God raised Him to eternal life forever at the highest realm of heaven. There is nothing you are seeking in this life for which God’s “consolation” prize won’t be a far better outcome.
Love Him, and walk with Him.
Bible notes on this post.
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