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Today's Insight - October 31, 2012

  • 2012 Oct 31
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Today's Insight from Chuck Swindoll

 

Two Key Attitudes
by Charles R. Swindoll

Godliness actually is a means 
of great gain when accompanied 
by contentment.
1 Timothy 6:6

Contentment is something we must learn. It isn't a trait we're born with. 

But the question is how?

In 1 Timothy 6 we find a couple of very practical answers to that question:

A current perspective on eternity: "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either" (v. 7).

A simple acceptance of essentials: "If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content" (v. 8).

Both attitudes work beautifully. . . . But society's plan of attack is to create dissatisfaction, to convince us that we must be in a constant pursuit for something "out there" that is sure to bring us happiness. . . . It says that contentment is impossible without striving for more.

God's Word offers the exact opposite advice: Contentment is possible when we stopstriving for more. 

Contentment never comes from externals. Never!

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