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Contentment. A Godly Prescription. Discontentment. Unhappy with the condition of things. Discontentment. The symptoms…. Grumbling Symptom #1. Grumbling: To complain or protest about something. To moan, groan, mutter, or sigh . Numbers 14:1-4 Philippians 2:12-15.

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Contentment

A Godly Prescription


Discontentment

Unhappy with the condition of things


Discontentment

The symptoms…


GrumblingSymptom #1

Grumbling: To complain or protest about something. To moan, groan, mutter, or sigh.

Numbers 14:1-4

Philippians 2:12-15


Jealousy & selfish ambitionSymptoms #2 & 3

Jealousy: envy; an intense desire for another’s honor or prosperity.

Selfish Ambition: to be self seeking; looking out for one’s own interest above the interests of others.

James 3:16 “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.”


anxietySymptom #4

Anxiety: being burdened or worried due to a lack of trust in God

1 Peter 5:6-7 “Cast all your anxiety upon Him because He cares for you.”

Matthew 6:25-33


Contentment

A Godly Prescription


contentment

an uncomplaining acceptance of what God has provided


Contentment is a command

Hebrews 13:5 “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,’”


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.

  • Defer to God’s opinion regarding family relationships.


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.

  • Defer to God’s opinion regarding family relationships.

  • Measure our standards by God’s standards.


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.

  • Defer to God’s opinion regarding family relationships.

  • Measure our standards by God’s standards.

  • Develop counter habits.


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.

  • Defer to God’s opinion regarding family relationships.

  • Measure our standards by God’s standards.

  • Develop counter habits.

  • Look down the ladder.


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.

  • Defer to God’s opinion regarding family relationships.

  • Measure our standards by God’s standards.

  • Develop counter habits.

  • Look down the ladder.

  • Subtract from your “needs.”


My needs

  • HP laptop

  • Internet

  • Wifi

  • Epson printer

  • LG G2 Android

  • Charger

  • Car

  • Gasoline

  • Food

  • Microwave

  • Oatmeal

  • Milk

  • Bowls

  • Spoons

  • Moped

  • Brown shoes

  • Black shoes

  • Clothes

  • Dress socks

  • Electric washer

  • Mountain bike


My needs

  • HP laptop

  • Internet

  • Wifi

  • Epson printer

  • LG G2 Android

  • Charger

  • Car

  • Gasoline

  • Food

  • Microwave

  • Oatmeal

  • Milk

  • Bowls

  • Spoons

  • Moped

  • Brown shoes

  • Black shoes

  • Clothes

  • Dress socks

  • Electric washer

  • Mountain bike


Eight Practical solutions

  • Separate your thinking from society’s thinking.

  • Turn off the ads.

  • Defer to God’s opinion regarding family relationships.

  • Measure our standards by God’s standards.

  • Develop counter habits.

  • Look down the ladder.

  • Subtract from your “needs.”

  • Accept what God provides.


Contentment

A Godly Prescription


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