Posts tagged with ‘Contentment’

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12/13/17 9/4/17 HE WHO LOVES PLEASURE WILL BE A POOR MAN

by Barry Lovett
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“I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure… all was vanity and grasping for the wind.”  Ecclesiastes 2:10 -11. Ultimately pleasure is not found in the short-lived thrills our world offers, but in the long-term joy from a deepening intimacy with our Lord. Solomon, in his wisdom, warned that, “He who loves pleasure will […]

12/29/16 THE GOOD LIFE IS FOUND IN THE GOOD SHEPHERD

by Barry Lovett
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“Beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15. The sooner we get over the illusion that more stuff means more happiness, the better off we will be.  And then the more able we will be to find the peace and happiness of the true […]

9/13/16 THE CONTENTED PERSON IS NEVER POOR

by Barry Lovett
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“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21. How we respond to a material loss is a good test of where our treasure really is.  If we are driven to our knees in prayer and we let go of our loss, we can be certain that our treasure is in a […]

3/15/16 PUTTING CHRIST FIRST BRINGS SATISFACTION THAT LASTS

by Barry Lovett
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“The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.”  Ecclesiastes 1:8. The world in which we live has many things that appeal to us.  Apart from what is sinful, we can and should enjoy its pleasures.  But these pursuits do not bring full and lasting satisfaction.  In fact, people who live […]