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I would guess that you didn’t need to memorize the last half of Hebrews 13:5! Isn’t that truth close to our hearts? Maybe He has even whispered these words to you at one time or another. “I will never leave you or forsake you.” What comfort His promise brings!
I realized this week as I thought about this verse and memorized it that I had never really “noticed” the first part of Hebrews 13:5 as the last half always overshadowed it as I read Hebrews 13. There is always something new to see in His Word! The first part of the verse (“Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have…”) has truly deepened the meaning of the last half for me. As I tied them together, I discovered that it is because He will never leave me or forsake me that I can be truly content. He is all I need and He desires to be the sole desire of my heart. (And I desire nothing on earth besides You! – Psalm 73:25b)
As you read the words “be content with what you have”, I’m sure you connected it with possessions and money since the previous phrase commands us to keep our lives free from the love of money. But could we apply this statement beyond that of financial gain and possessions? How about being content with the relationships we have, the talents and gifts He’s given us, the opportunities He’s provided? We can covet what others have in those areas of our lives as well. We have the One who will never leave or forsake us. What more could we want. How could we be less than content with ALL that He has given us? Much to think about from this one verse, isn’t there?
Our verse this week is 1 Timothy 6:6-7. “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.” We have all heard it said that there is no uhaul behind a hearse. We are taking nothing with us from this world when we die. But if heaven is our destination, we will have Someone waiting for us who is so much more than anything we could think of bringing. Reminds me of the psalmist cry… Whom have I in heaven but You?…..
May He bless you this week as you meditate and memorize His Word!
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