God Is Enough

by Rev. John Cortright on November 21, 2010
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Notes:

Philippians 4:11-13 Paul was content. He had everything he needed, or at least that is how he thought about his situation.

I Timothy 6:6-8
Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and clothing be content! What a simple thought.

Enemies of Contentment: Covetousness, Self sufficiency, Envy

Covetousness

I Timothy 6:6-10 – The love of money

Luke 12:13-21


Hebrews 13:5-6


Proverbs 23:4-5


Our Western society continually lures us with covetous desire.

II Peter 2:14-19
(“an heart they have exercised with covetous practices;…” KJV)

You must decide, “What is enough?”

Self Sufficiency

II Corinthians 3:5 – (Adequacy = Sufficiency in KJV)
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
“Bless Yahweh your God.” This is one of the primary reasons to pray at a meal and teach our children to pray at a meal. It acknowledges that God is our sufficiency.

Envy (Jealousy)

James 4:5 says, “The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy.”

Proverbs 14:30
“A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.”(NASB)
“A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.”(KJV)
“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”(NIV)
“A relaxed attitude lengthens life; jealousy rots it away.”

James 3:13-17

Psalms 73 “The nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD (the Lord Yahweh) my refuge…”

God is enough!



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