Friday, June 9, 2017
Content and Thankful
It has been every man's lot to come into and go out of this world naked--to show that he has no right to anything, but lives on the alms of God's charity and grace. All that we have or hold between our birth and death is the mere gift of God.
God might choose whether He would allow us anything or not; and when He has given, He may take back again, and none of us has cause to say anything but what Job said: "Naked I came into the world and naked I shall return. The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord!" Job 1:21
All that we have, our food and clothing and belongings are only lent to us. Therefore, seeing that we deserve nothing we should be content with, and thankful for anything.
1 Timothy 6:7-8 ... But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
Hebrews 13:5 ... Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Philippians 4:11 ... Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.❤