Contentment

Being content where you are and with what you have is biblical. It is not the way the people around us act. Our society thinks that he who dies with the most toys wins. What I have noticed is that he who dies with the most toys…is most likely BROKE (i.e. deep in debt)! You can buy fun with money, but you can’t buy happiness. Remember that when you are making your next purchase for fun. You can have fun with them, but happiness comes from God. Be content in the fact that the Lord will provide for you. Everything belongs to him and he will give you what you need. Don’t clutch the things you have so tightly. I recommend living life with an open hand. This allows money to flow out (charity) and to flow in (blessings).

Better a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth with turmoil.
Proverbs 15:16

Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked. Psalm 37:16

The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much,
but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.

Ecclesiastes 5: 12

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5

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