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To Be Content

Paul writing from a prison cell said: I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. —Phil 4:11

Millions of Americans are accumulators.
A study by UCLA anthropologist found a home of 1,000 sq. ft. home has 2,260 items out in the open.
39 pairs of shoe, 90 dvds, 212 cds, etc with books and magazines.
3 of 4 homes had so much stuff in homes there was no room there for cars.

Video on First World Problems:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2WzQzxuo
$37,000 annual income would put you in the top 97% earning category for the world.

Almost all of our problems are rich person problems, such as a community ban on lawn watering.

How can we become modern day representatives of the Apostle Paul’s attitude on contentment?
Grow our sense of God’s love toward us. If we understand His love for us, we have confidence in his provision for us.
People will not wander into our church meeting unless they are invited. God has accepted us just the way we are. Whoever believes in him will not perish.
Personal prayer and bible reading will help us understand God’s love for us.
1 Cor. 13. God loves us like the father of the prodigal son.
Luke 12:15 Watch out, be on your guard against all kind of greed.  Life does not consist of an a
Eccl 5:10
Prov. 1:19
John 14:27 My peace I give to you.
Phil 4:6-8 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things
[are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of
good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

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