Satisfied to Praise

18th AUGUST 2022

Christ for Youth International

Being content means being happy, pleased, and satisfied with one’s situation. According to the Bible, living a Godly life will only benefit us if we are content with what we have. When we are constantly thinking about all the things we do not have or could have, we lose our joy and gratitude.

We often believe that we can only praise God when we have plenty, but 1 Timothy 6:8 says, “But if we have food and clothing, with these, we will be content” [AMP]. Food and clothing are the most basic of our needs and desires, yet the Bible instructs us to be content with these.

Contentment leads to gratitude, and gratitude leads to praise. We can’t praise God if we’re not happy (grateful) with what we have. According to the lyrics of the popular hymn “Count your blessings,”

Our God is good and generous; He bestows wonderful gifts on all of His children. Let us stop peering into other people’s gift pots. May we remember to thank God for our many blessings on a daily basis.

Further Reading: Philippians 4:11–13

Bible In One Year: Ezekiel [31–34]



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