“Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.” (Proverbs 15:16)
Today’s Morsel: It appears that most people today do not have the trait of contentment in their lives. Somewhere the fruit of temperance and patience have not yet been developed. Paul states that if we have food and raiment that we should be content. It is so easy to go into debt and then become depressed because of those debts because we are not content with what we already have. More will not make you happy. We should never try to keep up with the Jones. If the Jones get a new car or new home, we should say “Hurrah! For the Jones.” But if we are not content with who we are and what we have, we will try to emulate the Jones, and go in debt to get what they got. Solomon says, “Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.” Where the fear of God is, there are moderation and contentment of one’s spirit in the things that we have. Remember Jesus said, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:31-33) Godliness with contentment is great gain. Learn to be happy with what you already have.
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. 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.
Thought For Today: Contentment … Satisfied