Posts tagged with ‘Contentment’

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8/29/18 MOST OF US ARE NOT CONTENT WITH OUR LOT UNTIL IT’S A LOT MORE

by Barry Lovett
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“I have learned, in whatever state I am, in this to be content.” Philippians 4:11. Believers should never be rebellious or discontented, even though all of us experience reversals at one time or another.  Because the Lord leads us in His love and wisdom, we can rejoice in every circumstance.  We must accept the bad […]

8/6/18 TO BE RICH IN GOD IS FAR BETTER THAN TO BE RICH IN GOODS

by Barry Lovett
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“Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15. Jesus told a parable about a man “who lays up treasure for himself,” but is not concerned about his relationship with God. How can we learn to be content with what we have […]

5/30/18 MANY A MAN LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE TRYING TO LAY UP TREASURE

by Barry Lovett
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“If, therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:23. If we focus on spiritual values, we will be full of light . But if we center our vision on earthly riches, the soul becomes filled with darkness.  Many people put money at the top of their list of […]

2/2/18 IF YOU HAVE JESUS ON THE INSIDE, YOU CAN TAKE ANYTHING ON THE OUTSIDE

by Barry Lovett
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“…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” Philippians 4:11. Has adversity made the forecast for your life gloomy and foreboding?  Are the mists of trouble obscuring your dreams of a bright tomorrow?  Remember, if you have Jesus on the inside, you can take anything on the outside. A sunny attitude on the inside […]

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 […]