As Paul speaks about the value of contentment in this passage, he also points out the “many foolish and harmful desires” that end in destruction. His primary focus here is on the love of money, but this could easily be expanded to the many temptations that can create personal dissatisfaction. Ours is increasingly a culture of comparison. Sure, we’re better off than 90% of the world, but how are we doing compared to our neighbor three doors down?
1. How would you define Biblical contentment?
2. On a scale from Very Contented to Almost Always Discontented, where would you place yourself?
Challenge: This week practice saying to yourself “What I have/am is enough.” Train your brain to accept this level of contentment.
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