Posts tagged with ‘Contentment’

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6/18/19 PUTTING CHRIST FIRST BRINGS SATISFACTION THAT WILL LAST

by Barry Lovett

“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 only for self-gratifications, no […]

6/5/19 JUST AS OUR BODY NEEDS DAILY FOOD, SO DOES OUR SPIRIT

by Barry Lovett

“My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19. We have only a few truly essential “needs”, but when it comes to “wants”, there seems to be no limit.  The bread of lifeand the living waterof God’s truth are needs we often overlook. The vague dissatisfaction so many people experience […]

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

by Barry Lovett

“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

“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 […]