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Series: Let’s Get Financially Fit. “For where your treasure is, there (the desires of) your heart will be also.”. Matthew 6:21 (NIV). Series: Let’s Get Financially Fit. “Contentment Overcomes The Pull Of The Culture”. My Definition of Contentment.

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“For where your treasure is, there (the desires of) your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

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Series: Let’s Get Financially Fit

“Contentment Overcomes

The Pull Of The Culture”

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My Definition of Contentment

An ability to be grateful in all circumstances while having a desire, that is clothed in purity, to continually get better.

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It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to be always wanting something else.

Ecclesiastes 6:9 (GN)

the effects of always wanting more1
The Effects Of Always Wanting More:
  • More Fatigue
  • More Expenses
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The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what is the advantage of wealth—except perhaps to watch it run through your fingers!

Ecclesiastes 5:11 (NLT)

the effects of always wanting more2
The Effects Of Always Wanting More:
  • More Fatigue
  • More Expenses
  • More Anxiety
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A working man… can get a good night’s sleep. But the rich man has so much that he stays awake worrying.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 (GN)

the effects of always wanting more3
The Effects Of Always Wanting More:
  • More Fatigue
  • More Expenses
  • More Anxiety
  • More Conflict
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People who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:9 (NLT)

the effects of always wanting more4
The Effects Of Always Wanting More:
  • More Fatigue
  • More Expenses
  • More Anxiety
  • More Conflict
  • More Dissatisfaction
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If you love money, you will never be satisfied; if you long to be rich, you will never get all you want. It is useless.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 (GN)

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I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.

Philippians 4:12 (NIV)

how to learn contentment
How To Learn Contentment:
  • Refuse To Compare Myself With Others
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We do not dare to compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But when they compare themselves with one another, they do not show good sense.

2 Corinthians 10:12 (NRSV)

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But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth…

Deuteronomy 8:18 (NIV)

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5 (NIV)

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How To Learn Contentment:
  • Refuse To Compare Myself With Others
  • Be Grateful & Enjoy What I Have
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If God gives a man wealth and property… he should be grateful and enjoy what he has… it is a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes 5:19 (GN)

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Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

1 Timothy 6:17

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How To Learn Contentment:
  • Refuse To Compare Myself With Others
  • Be Grateful & Enjoy What I Have
  • Remember That Life Is Not About Things
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Jesus said, “Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be.”

Luke 12:15 (GN)

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how to learn contentment3
How To Learn Contentment:
  • Refuse To Compare Myself With Others
  • Be Grateful & Enjoy What I Have
  • Remember That Life Is Not About Things
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Series: Let’s Get Financially Fit

“Contentment Overcomes

The Pull Of The Culture”

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