Thursday, May 26, 2016


I Tim. 6:6-7 Yet true religion with contentment is great wealth. After all, we didn't bring anything with us into the world and we certainly cannot carry anything with us when we die.

There is perhaps no greater quest in life than soul contentment. The world is a very restless place. What drives the world is the quest for something that will make one happy. Commerce depends on the discontentment of the soul. The promise is made that if we do this, buy this, read this, watch this, etc. we will at last be happy and content. It is an endless pursuit that never delivers what is promised. There is absolutely nothing in this world that can provide contentment for the soul.

Some strive to be content with who they are, but that too proves to a futile quest. Beyond the appearances we portray is the real self. And, if a soul does not have Christ within, there is an emptiness that is never satisfied and an awareness of just how bad we really are.

When Christ dwells in the soul, there is a true sense of peace and contentment for the soul. We discover that Christ is all we want or need. It does not matter what we have or don't have of the world's offerings. We discover that knowing we have eternal life and will spend it with Him satisfies the soul. We discover that only Christ delivers on what He promises. Only Christ gives us the sense that all is well between us and God. A truly content soul can deal with whatever life may bring. It knows it doesn't need the world's cure for the soul's cravings, because Christ satisfies and makes the soul complete.

The richest people on earth are those who live in Christ, whose souls are filled with His righteousness and holiness. They are the ones who will see God in all His glory someday face-to-face.

How about you? Have you found contentment for your soul?

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