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Discover the Book - June 24, 2009

  • 2009 Jun 24
  • COMMENTS
 

 Contented Living

 

Laying Hold on Eternal Life means we are alive and thinking and motivated by the fact that we are already immortal. We are thinking eternally when we start seeing what our moments look like when they are observed from God’s Throne. All of a sudden we see that our life span and our resources were all given us by Another who owns us and wants a return on His investment.

 

CHOOSE A LIFE OF CONTENTMENT.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in

whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (KJV)

 

CONTENTMENT is a habit of life that helps us avoid things that deeply offend and grieve our Heavenly Father.

 

What can be the result of living by the Bible’s definition of contentment? Let's look at just three:

 

1. If you are content, you can enjoy the present rather than being anxious about the future. Mt 6:25

 

2. If you are content, you can be liberated to truly enjoy the successes of others

around you without envy. Ps 37:7

 

3. If you are content, you will be able to let the Lord build a true sense of

thankfulness about everything. I TH 5:18

 

CONTENTMENT is a habit of life that helps us avoid things that deeply offend and grieve our Heavenly Father.

 

• The desire for things more than God

• The desire for pleasure more than godliness

• The desire for satisfaction through things more than to be satisfied by God.

• The desire for better things and other things that others have more than thanking God for what we have.

• The desire for the rewards of the physical world more than a desire for eternal rewards.

 

1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

1 Timothy 6:8 “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

 

To listen, print or read more of this message, use the link below.

http://www.dtbm.org/sermon/contented-living/

 

 

 

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