Hebrews 13:5-6 – Be Content

Hebrews 13:5-6
5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

-You’ve no doubt heard the expression “keeping up with the Jones’”; the reason we have such a saying is that the idea of have more and better than those around us is so prevalent in our society.  What if it didn’t have to be that way?  What if we could look at how little we may have and still feel satisfied; what if we could look at the successes of those around us without feeling envious or slighted.  This is not possible in the American economy, but it is possible in God’s economy.  God offers us the one thing that can scratch every itch and satisfy every desire-Himself.  Even if we don’t have all of the finer things in life, we can still make God happy and He can still make us happy; what’s more, that happiness never has to run out.  “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matthew 6:19-20)

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