Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 January 30 - Morning Manna

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)

Today's Morsel:  I was browsing through the web and came across these sayings and thought I would share them with you.  After Eden we have never been fully satisfied with anything on earth.  And we’re still not satisfied thousands of years later. We always want something different.
·         If we’re young, we want to be older.  If we’re old, we wish we were younger.
·         If it’s old, we want something new.  If it’s new, we want something newer.
·         If it’s small, we want something bigger.  If it’s big, we want something really big.
·         If we have a hundred dollars, we want two hundred.  If we have two hundred, we want five hundred.
·         If we have an apartment, we want a condo. If we have a condo, we want a house. If we have a house, we want a bigger house. Or a new house. Or a
nicer house. Or maybe we want to scale down and live in an apartment again.
·         If we have a job, we dream of a better job, a bigger job, a closer job, a job with a bigger office, a better boss, better benefits, more challenge, bigger opportunity, nicer people to work for and with, and more vacation time.
·         If we’re single, we dream of being married. If we’re married, … (you can finish that sentence yourself.).

 Did any of those fit your life? What would you say it's going to take for you to be content, if your aren't already?  Paul said that if we have food and clothing  we should be content.  In other words, we should be satisfied and happy with what we have when we have it.  We should always remember what Jesus said, "Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God" (Luke 12:15-21).

Sing:  I am so satisfied!  I am so satisfied, with my Savior; He means more to me, than anything, anything, that this world could ever offer me.

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