10 Memorable Bible Verses About Contentment

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Scriptures on Being Content

Are you content with your life right now? God gives Christians direction through the Bible and like many topics, the Bible gives much direction on contentment. Paul stated he had learned to be content in every situation and that was quite a profound statement considering the situations Paul had been in. Read through these Bible Verses about Contentment and ask God to help you in this area. Feel free to use this Bible Study about being content for a devotional, small group study, or Sunday school class. Please add any other of your favorite Bible Verses about contentment to the comments below to make this a better study for those that find it.

10 Memorable Bible Verses About Contentment

#1 Godliness plus contentment equals gain

But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
1 Timothy 6:6-7

#2 Content with your Wages

And some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”
Luke 3:14

#3 A Tranquil Heart (Contentment)

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
Proverbs 14:30

#4 Vanity & Contentment

And all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor. Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

#5 Beware of Greed

And He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
Luke 12:15

#6 Obedience

If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Job 36:11 ( KJV)

#7 God is with you!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

#8 Be content with what you have

Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
Hebrews 13:5

#9 In every Circumstance

Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
Philippians 4:11-12

#10 Do not grumble and complain

Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
Philippians 2:14

 

I pray these Bible Verses on contentment were helpful to you today.

Sources: New American Standard Bible

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Discipleship Is Rooted in Relationship

 

Discipleship Is Rooted in Relationship

If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple

(Luke 14:26).

Jesus used strange language to describe the priority of a relationship with Him. Identifying the most intimate of human relationships, He told would-be followers they must hate those people if they were to be His disciples. What did Jesus mean by that? It would be inconsistent with the teaching of Scripture if Jesus meant for His followers to despise their families. Jesus used the word hate to indicate a lesser degree of devotion.

Disciples of Jesus must love Him more than they love any other person, including their immediate families. Disciples’ love must be a passionate love that reveals itself in daily life.

It is the kind of love that enables disciples to meet the other requirements of following Jesus. How do we grow in our love for Christ so that it becomes passionate? That type of love is born from time spent together. Jesus modeled for us the intimacy He had with the Father while on earth by making time to be alone with Him. His days were full; yet time with His Father was the focal point of His life each day.

For us, it means that our daily schedules will be centered on both planned and spontaneous times of prayer, meditation, and Bible study.

Time with God results in changed thinking and changed behavior. Jesus said His disciples were to be salt and light. Salt and light make a difference when they are applied. Disciples of Jesus are to be distinctive in the way they live. When circumstances are at their worst, Christians ought to be at their best. There is no substitute for time intentionally spent with Jesus to develop intimacy with Him as well as passion for Him.

(Don’t miss tomorrow’s blog post as we will cover, Discipleship Expresses Itself in Purpose)

More to come on this topic, “Biblical Discipleship.”

Source: http://www.lifeway.com/

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

The BIBLE in 90 Days

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

So I’m looking to read the Bible cover to cover in 90days. (http://www.biblein90days.org/)

Beginning March 1, 2012. Has anyone done it before? Does anyone want to join me in this endeavor? I will be blogging about it as I do it. It won’t be easy, but I know it will be a blessed experience to do so!

I have only read the Bible in a year and that’s always a pleasant experience!

I desire to do this because I’m the type of person who likes to examine a portion of Scripture in depth and stall on it for days before I realize that I didn’t carry on with the storyline. I want to move through the whole Bible’s storyline quickly and see the big picture.

Reading God’s word should be a discipline in every Christian’s life. Sunday’s sermon is not enough for our spiritual growth. We need to feed on God’s word daily! Let’s be hungry for God’s Word!

Anyway, please keep me in prayer as I do this.  That I may be disciplined to stay on track with the amount I need to read daily! :)

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

God Making His Appeal Through Us.

Hey everyone! Thanks for your prayers. I am so happy to have finished this semester. I am one class away from graduating with my undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies. I am now entering a new season which I am excited for. I desire to serve my local church more now that I’ll have more time and just work wherever God would place me at. I thank God for his grace in my life!

We will be continuing on in J.I. Packer’s Concise Theology hopefully tomorrow. I’m looking forward to that!

So I bought two books today which are books full of quotations. I love all kinds of books, I am definitely a book junkie. I am reminded of the quote,

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

– Erasmus

I’m learning, so it is good right? Quotation books are not meant to be read from cover to cover but I always like skimming through them on topics of interest and seeing what comments people have made on those topics.

So I’m leading a Bible study tonight and the topic is spreading God’s Kingdom so I found this quote in the “evangelism” section which I will share,

Come away, my dear brethren, fly, fly, fly, for your lives to Jesus Christ; fly to a bleeding God, fly to a throne of grace; and beg of God to break your heart; beg of God to convince you of your actual sins; beg of God to convince you of your original sin; beg of God to convince you of your self-righteousness; beg of God to give you faith, and enable you to close with Jesus Christ.

George Whitefield

“A Sermon, Preached on Sabbath Morning” (1741)

My desire is that I would be a bold evangelistic follower of Christ. I am a ambassador for Christ and what an honor and privilege that is!

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

 2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV

We are ambassadors for Christ- We execute the function of ambassadors in Christ’s stead. He came from the Father to mankind on this important embassy. He has left the world, and appointed us in his place.

Ambassador is a person sent from one sovereign power to another; and is supposed to represent the person of the sovereign by whom he is deputed. Christ while on earth represented the person of the Sovereign of the world; his apostles and their successors represent the person of Christ. Christ declared the will of the Father to mankind; apostles, etc., declare the will of Christ to the world. We are ambassadors for Christ.

God making his appeal through us- What we say to you we say on the authority of God; our entreaties are his entreaties; our warm love to you, a faint reflection of his infinite love; we pray you to return to God, it is his will that you should do so; we promise you remission of sins, we are authorized to do so by God himself. In Christ’s stead we pray you to lay aside your enmity and be reconciled to God; i.e. accept pardon, peace, holiness, and heaven; which are all procured for you by his blood, and offered to you on his own authority.

“What unparalleled condescension and divinely tender mercies are displayed in this verse! Did the judge ever plead a condemned criminal to accept of pardon? Does the creditor ever plead a ruined debtor to receive an pardon in full? Yet our almighty Lord, and our eternal Judge, not only grants to offer these blessings, but invites us, entreats us, and with the most tender importunity solicits us not to reject them.” The Rev. J. Wesley’s notes.

This sentiment is farther expressed in the following beautiful poetic version of this place, by the Rev. Charles Wesley:

Hymn:GOD, the offended God most high,

1 GOD, the offended God most high,
Ambassadors to rebels sends;
His messengers his place supply,
And Jesus begs us to be friends.

2 Us, in the stead of Christ, they pray,
Us, in the stead of God, intreat,
To cast our arms, our sins, away,
And find forgiveness at his feet.

3 Our God in Christ! thine embassy,
And proffered mercy, we embrace;
And gladly reconciled to thee,
Thy condescending goodness praise.

4 Poor debtors, by our Lord’s request
A full acquittance we receive!
And criminals, with pardon blest,
We, at our Judge’s instance, live!

Rejoice, the gospel is amazing!

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Who Should Read the Bible?

Hey! How are you? I hope all is well! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you are encouraged and blessed by reading it.

Today’s post is pretty brief. Just wanted to share a quick thought.

Bible is God speaking to us! You, me, and everyone around us.

For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.

Job 33:14 ESV

God has spoken through Divine revelation in writing, THE BIBLE.


Who Should Read the Bible?

The young- to learn how to live.

The old- to know how to die.

The ignorant- for wisdom.

The learned- for humility.

The rich- for compassion.

The poor- for comfort.

The dreamer- for enchantment.

The practical- for counsel.

The weak- for strength.

The strong- for direction.

The haughty- for warning.

The humble- for exaltation.

The troubled- for peace.

The weary- for rest.

The sinner- for salvation.

The doubting- for assurance.

All Christians- for guidance.

-First Baptist Church

Kokomo, Indiana

Be blessed!

For God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez