Hebrews 13:5-6

Tom Harding

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. So that we may boldy say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. (Hebrews 13:5-6)

We are instructed in the scriptures to be content with the things God has been pleased to graciously give us, "Having food and raiment let us be therewith content" (1 Tim. 6:8). A covetous spirit is unbecoming in a believer and will only grieve your heart. "Be content with such things as you have" (Heb. 13:5-6). I ask myself and you this question. What things do we have? God has sovereignly given to His sheep, Himself, "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one" (John 17:23). When we consider that the Almighty God, possessor of all things is our Heavenly Father who cares for our soul, and provides all things for us, what peace and comfort this should afford us. Having Him we have all things, "Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours" (1 Cor. 3:20). So then, let us take this scriptural advice, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you" (Matt.6:33). "They that seek the Lord shall not want for any good thing" (Psalm 34:10). This lesson is not something we learn by intellect, but through hearing the word of God and receiving it by God wrought faith. Listen to the Apostle, "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" (Phil. 4:11).

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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