This month we will be taking a look at how contentment is a response to the character of God.
Week One: Philippians 4:11b-13
n our first week, we start in Philippians 4:11b-13. In this letter, Paul is writing to the church at Philippi to help them understand more about what it means to follow Jesus. Paul shares how they can be content and even have joy regardless of their situation in life. This is something that Paul has had to learn from experience. His example of contentment in the face of difficulty is a lesson we can all learn from.
Bottom Line: God can help you be ok no matter what.
Week Two: Hebrews 13:5
Next, we look at Hebrews 13:5, Don’t be controlled by love for money. Be happy with what you have. God has said, “I will never leave you. I will never desert you,” (NIrV). The writer of Hebrews knows something about contentment. The writer reminds us that nothing we own can ever make us happy. Our focus should be on our relationship with God.
Bottom Line: Stuff can’t keep you happy
Week Three: 1st Kings 21:1-19, 27
In week three we head to a story found in 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27, where we discover what happens when King Ahab finds a plot of land he wants more than anything. But there’s a problem, Naboth owns the land, and this land has been in his family for generations. King Ahab and his wife Queen Jezebel go to extreme lengths to take that land for themselves. In the end though, King Ahab was miserable.
Bottom Line: Wanting what others have can make you miserable.
Week Four: Exodus 16: 2-21 and 17: 1-7
We wrap up our study on contentment in Exodus 16:2-21 and 17:1-7 with a look at how God’s people respond to the wilderness. God rescued them from slavery in Egypt, yet when they find themselves in uncomfortable situations they complain that God doesn’t care about them and even long to return to Egypt. In spite of that, God continued to meet their needs in the wilderness providing what they needed the whole time.
Bottom Line: Don’t miss out on what you have now
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