Topic: Be Contented [Open Heavens for Teens 12 November 2020]
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Memorise: And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Timothy 6:8
Read: Ecclesiastes 5:10-12
- He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
- When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
- The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Bible In One Year: Genesis 1-4
To be contented means to be satisfied with the grace of God upon your life. It also means that you cherish what God has done and is doing for you. It entails showing gratitude to God for who you are in Christ Jesus. What many people don’t know is that when you are contented with what you have now, it will be easy for God to do more for you.
Another reason why you should be contented is, joy is far from people who are discontented. This is because they base their joy on things they have. Joy is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Absence of it produces works of the flesh and as child of God, the flesh is not supposed to have dominion over you.
You also need to be contented because whoever is not is in a competition with no one but himself. A discontented fellow will seek desperately for things others have that he/she doesn’t have. Whereas, the person he is competing with, doesn’t even know. Besides, they have different situations, backgrounds and purpose to fulfil on earth. Hence, he is in a competition with himself and none other. This is not what God wants from you. He expects you to be grateful for your present condition while you aspire to greatness. Be contented with what you have.
Peace comes with contentment
Hymn: To God Be Glory, Great Things He Hath Done
1.To God be glory, great things He hath done,
So loved he the world that He gave us His son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord Praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice!
O Come to the father,
Through Jesus the son;
And give Him the glory!
Great things he hath done!
2.O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
3.Great things he hath taught us
Great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.