Learn to be content!
Proverbs 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern,
and running waters out of thine own well.
Reading this verse this morning this thought came through to me.
Learn to be content! Don't make comparisons. Do not be, or become covetous.
Although this verse generally refers to the marriage relationship, it covers a broader stream than that. It is very important that we continue to value our relationship with our wives and husbands. Remember that marriage is more than a legalized way to satisfy the senses. It is a covenant between a man and a woman made before God.
And the same principles of learning to be content and not making comparisons still applies.
If you are not content, you will begin to make comparisons. Having done that, you will become what is known as a covetous person. One who simply craves for what they probably have enough already. Again. Just those three words could inspire a multitude of thoughts but we’ll have to be content with the word contentment today.
Martin Luther said that next to faith, to be content with the calling in which God has placed you is a very difficult lesson. One that he said he had yet to learn. To be discontented means that something you thought
was rightfully yours has been taken away. If it's important enough to rob you of your contentment, ask God to help get it back again.
Restoration is still one of His specialties.
Unfulfilled goals will make you discontented so keep those God given dreams alive and press on for all that heaven has for you. On the other side of the coin however, the removal of some things will bring greater contentment. Have you ever tried to walk with gravel in your shoe? How much more pleasant it is when you remove it. How wonderful is the offer from God the Father to remove our transgressions, and to remove what He calls a heavy yoke from off our shoulders. What greater source of contentment one can discover than to know they are right with God, their families and their friends.
A Psalmist's View of Selected Proverbs ©2009