“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. “–Hebrews 13:5
When it comes to contentment most of us fail more than we would like to admit. About the time we think we’ve got it something happens to remind us that we don’t. The following story is an example of what I’m talking about.
A mother was watching her young son play at the beach one day. All of a sudden, a huge wave appeared and crashed down over the boy. The water receded, and the boy was gone.
Holding her hands to the sky, she cried, “God how could you? I’m a wonderful mother. And I’ve tried to live a good life. Why would you take my son away from me?”
A few minutes later another huge wave appeared out of nowhere and crashed on the beach. As the water receded, the boy stood there, smiling, splashing around as if nothing had ever happened. A loud voice boomed from the sky, “Okay, okay, I have returned your son. Are you satisfied?”
She responded, “No, I’m not. Where’s the hat he was wearing?”
It’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing God’s blessings and provision as less than enough. If we have food, a roof over our heads, and a bed to sleep in, we’re richer than most of the people who’ve ever lived.
Don’t let greed gain a stronghold in your life. Be content with God’s provision and trust Him to continue meeting your every need.
Pray that God would give you contentment with the blessings He’s provided for you.
As humorous as this story is, this is a very serious matter. A covetous spirit is an awful sin and terrible problem.-HDS