Friday, January 1, 2016

The Year of Contentment

One of keys to the financial success of every family is contentment, which is one of the most powerful financial principles in our lives.

I Timothy 6:6-8 says, "Now godliness with contentment is great gain..."

Let's start off the New Year by considering five principles of contentment...
  1. God owns it all and we are stewards (managers) of his resources.
  2. He has promised to bless us, and provide our needs.
  3. As manager of the resources that God has provided we need to manage it well. This means using our talents to provide modestly for our families, be generous, and save for the future. (These are all biblical principles.)
  4. Money is just a tool, it is neither good nor bad. Being a good manager and setting aside his provision for the future can change the future of your family, church and community. But to do this you need to understand that money is not evil, you cannot win with money unless you understand this principle. This is a facet of contentment that we don't often consider.
  5. If you can be content with God's provision and spend less than you make. If you don't go crazy on lifestyle purchases or accessories for your farm or business. Then his provision can be multiplied over time into a very significant legacy. Ecclesiates 5:19 says, "As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor--this is the gift of God."
The only way to do this is to be content, to resist the temptation to overspend or borrow.

Contentment is training for God to be able to bless us for future "Biblical Assignments". Contentment is the door keeper to your financial future. If you can be content God can give you major assignments for his Kingdom. If you teach and model contentment for your children you can change your family tree.

Consider making 2016 your year of contentment.

Here are some related articles on our website (click on the link):
  1. Four signs of discontentment.
  2. Pickup trucks, contentment and success.
  3. Thou Shalt Prosper, a proper understanding of money.
  4. Family lessons from Noah the Patriarch.
  5. Are givers more likely to succeed.

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