"I have learned to be content
in whatever circumstances I am."
Isn't that AMAZING?! C'mon! I mean, really? Contentment regardless? What a place to be! What a thing to "learn!" And do you know where the guy was who said that? Paul was writing from a prison cell!
- The Bible tells us that Abraham, "He died at a ripe old age, satisfied with life." (Genesis 25:7)
- Incredibly, when all was said and done in Job's life, the Bible declares:
"And Job died,
an old man and full of days."
This phrase, "full of days" might best be understood as, "super- satisfied with life, completely fulfilled." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Job died super- satisfied with life?! Do you have any idea what Job had to go through?!
In light of all that Paul and Abraham and Job had to live through, I find these testimonies pretty remarkable, don't you? "Content in whatever circumstance."
"The secret of the Lord
is for those who fear Him."
Yes, the Lord keeps secrets. And some of those secrets are reserved only for those who "fear"* Him.
So, have you learned the secret?
The answer is perfectly described in a single verse somewhere in the book of Proverbs.
*In this verse, the word "fear" means "to reverence," or "treat with great respect."
See Also:The Kingdom of God is Like...GRAVITY!
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This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror so you can read it every day.
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