God Is EnoughBy Rev. John Cortright on 11/21/2010
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
CovetousnessI Timothy 6:6-10 – The love of money
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 SufficiencyII Corinthians 3:5 – (Adequacy = Sufficiency in KJV)
“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.”
“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.”
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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