But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack. (2 Corinthians 8:14-15)
Today's Morsel: When we were missionaries, during some of our trips into Mongolia, many of the cars could be waved down as a taxi. But once you got inside, the gas gauges was always on "E" with the gas gauge light flashing. I asked our translator if the drivers knew what the light meant and if they were aware that they might soon run out of gas. She said, "Oh yes, they know. They don't have much money, and so if they put lots of gas in their car and it breaks down, they will be out of their money.. So they just put in enough gas to get them where they need to go this trip."
One of the surest way to determine discontentment is wanting more. When God was providing Manna to the children of Israel, they were given a certain amount per day. Everyone was given the same amount. If they got more than they were supposed to, it turned into worms. God, in so many ways, was trying to teach them contentment and how to rely on Him for their provisions. But even today we see people hording more than they need. In some countries, people do not have refrigerators or storage areas so they purchase their food daily. They rely daily on what they can get for that day. Paul told the church at Corinth that God was teaching them equality. If we never learn that in God's kingdom everyone is equal and has the same opportunities, we can become discontented and leave the church, which always gives Satan the victory. They only "thing" we should want more of is God. God has made it that so we can have as much of Him as we like, or as little, it's totally up to us. I don't know about you, but I am never content when it comes to God and the things of God, I always hunger for more of Him.
Sing: Jesus, keep me near the cross, there a precious fountain free to all a healing stream, flows from Calvary's mountain.
In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever; till my raptured soul shall find, rest beyond the river.