One of the things that gets God’s people into trouble throughout scripture is the lack of contentment. When Adam and Eve lived in the garden in God’s presence, they were convinced that they were missing something. The Israelites who had been freed from slavery were ready to give up that freedom in exchange for comfort and familiarity. As God provided for their needs, they longed for different provisions. When left alone for what they felt like was too long, they created an idol to worship. In the time of the Judges they longed for kings. In the time of the kings they longed for different gods. When God sent them a savior, they wanted a revolutionary. Again and again God provided, and they wanted something else. His message through His actions and later through the writings of Peter kept telling them they had what they needed. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3)
Those words of Peter are still true in our lives today. Being in His presence is a blessing in itself. He has freed us from sin. We need to stop turning back toward what once enslaved. God has provided so much for us, and He desires that we be content with Him. We should worship Him alone and set aside the things that distract us from Him. He is our King, and He has given us a Savior. There is nothing or no one better to be found. He provides everything we need. Let’s always tell Him how thankful we are and live in a way that shows our thankfulness and contentment.
– Brian
“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10  

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