LIVE WITH CONTENTMENT
August 23, 2020 / Exodus 20:17
Live with Contentment
Series: “Back to the Table” part 10
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Dr. Chris Vaught, Sr. Pastor
Exodus 20:17 (CSB) — Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
● Coveting Defined: =.
1. The Dangers of Coveting
a. Coveting satisfies.
b. Coveting your Spiritual Life.
c. Coveting leads to .
1 Timothy 6: 9-10— But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
2. The Delight of Contentment
a. Contentment is .
1 Timothy 6: 6-8, But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought
nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out. 8 If we have food and
clothing, we will be content with these.
b. Contentment is not based on your .
c. Contentment is in Christ.
Philippians 4: 11-13—The Apostle Paul, “I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself. 12 I know how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content —whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. 13 I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
3. Daily Steps to Live with Contentment
a. Don’t yourself with others.
2 Corinthians 10: 12— For we don’t dare classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves.
b. Be for what you have
1 Thessalonians 5:18— “… give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in. Christ Jesus.”
c. God’s Provision.
Matthew 6: 25, 33— Jesus speaking, “Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? …But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.”
d. what you have for the good of .
1 Timothy 6: 17-19— Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. 18Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share, 19storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of what is truly life.
THE BIG TAKE AWAY
with Christ is the foundation for the fruit of contentment.
Hebrews 13: 5—“Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you.”
If you are ready to receive Jesus as Savior and make Him the Lord of your life, just pray something like this:
Jesus, I’m giving up control of my life. Please forgive me of my sins and take control. I ask You to be the Lord of my life. I believe You died for my sins, rose from the dead, and are coming back someday. I want to live my life for You. Thank You for giving me another chance to make things right. AMEN
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