“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity… Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10, 19-20)
Is it possible to be content when you have insomnia and an important presentation the next day? Is it possible for you to be satisfied when you are ill, hurt, or oppressed? Is it possible for a poor man or woman to be content? The Bible says, “Yes!” But it is not possible to be covetous and content at the same time because we become restless to acquire more of what we already have.
God calls us to be peaceful, content, and satisfied with that which he ordains for us. Benjamin Burks says, “Contentment is the opposite of Covetousness. Contentment is trusting God when life is unfair; being certain of God when life is uncertain and comes from living for others in the name of Christ. Contentment comes from trusting that God will take care of us…Contentment begins when we realize that we can still trust God even when life isn’t fair.” *
What will it take for you to be content? What do you covet that hinders your contentment?