In our world today, contentment is in short supply. People want more and more and are out-of-sorts until they get it. Business people know this and continually try to present improved models of goods to entice the public.
However, in the long ago, Solomon wrote in Eccl. 4:8, "Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the wind." Always having to have the newest most up-to-date of something creates stress people do not need.
Paul told us how to deal with this stress in Phil, 4:1, "For I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." Contentment is a lesson many people need to learn, and contentment is something that must be learned. We cannot go out and buy contentment. But, with some self-control, we can learn to be content. That self-control comes as we learn to count out blessings more and spend less time desiring things we do not have.
Billy Watkins, Minister/Elder
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