Finding Contentment

, by Christopher D. Hudson

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”(Hebrews 13:5)

Contentment is an important part of the Christian walk. Contentment shows that we trust God to provide for us, that we know God is control and that we are happy to live within God’s will for our lives.
A big part of contentment is knowing and believing that God will never leave us or forsake us. If you spend some time with this thought, that God is with us always, it becomes difficult to be discontent. We have God—what more could we want?
Still, we live in the world, and the world is always preaching discontent. The enemy always wants us to want more, more, more—more stuff, more money, more activities—because he knows that this “stuff” will separate us from God.
Hebrews tells us to keep our lives free from the love of money. The best way to do this is to focus on the fact that no matter what, God will never, ever leave us. No matter what, God has our back with his almighty power, a power to which earthly wealth cannot compare.

Dear God, thank you for providing for us. Thank you for never leaving us or forsaking us. Please help us to be content with what we have and to keep our lives free from the love of money. Amen.

This devotion was written for Once a Day: At the Table Family Devotional. This is a family-oriented devotional book written by my writing team & me. Reprinted with permission.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this quick, yet wise and insightful lesson!