We Don’t Need Them

“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 King James Version

If ever we needed to be content with what we have, it is now. We are living in a world that is filled with people wanting more and more material things. Not only are gas, groceries, clothes and other material things becoming a lot more expensive, families are in danger of breaking up because of greed. We find ourselves wanting more and more material things and we don’t need them.

We don’t need to drive bigger and more expensive cars. We don’t need to live in bigger and more expensive homes just to keep up with our neighbors and friends. We don’t need to join clubs and pay a lot of money to join and then pay a lot of money annually to keep our membership active. What we do need to do is to accept the prescription for joy that our great Physician gives us. We read in the Bible “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).

We will never find happiness, peace and joy by buying a lot of material things. We can drive the biggest and most expensive car and live in the most expensive home and still be miserable. Only Jesus can give us what we so long for in our hearts, peace, joy and happiness. He has told us that He will never leave us or forsake us. All that we need is Jesus living in our hearts and the protection and the companionship that He gives us.

Just knowing that the Saviour of the world loves us so much that He walked that long and lonely road to Calvary and there hung on the old rugged cross and died an agonizing death for us so that we can have our sins forgiven and live with Him in Heaven for all eternity should fill our hearts with joy, peace and happiness. When we finally grasp in our hearts instead of our intellect that the Saviour of the world loves us unconditionally, the things of this world will begin to fade in importance.

There are many people putting a lot of expensive things on their credit cards that they think they have to have and can’t live without and then they aren’t able to pay the credit card bill. These material things are not worth the price they pay for them. Husbands and wives sometimes end up getting divorces because of all the arguments over finances. This is just another sneaky attack from satan to destroy our families.

Instead of complaining about what we don’t have, let’s start thanking God for what He has already done for us and given to us. The most important thing we need to thank Him for is the gift of His beloved Son. Are you content with what you have or are you constantly asking God to give you bigger, better and more expensive cars and homes?

JoanneCopyright 2008 by Joanne Lowe, all rights reserved.
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