Contentment Through Betrayal

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“But my FRIENDS have dealt very unkindly with me and turned against me. “It is sad when a friend proves like a brook in summer. (Job 6:15) The traveler being parched with heat, comes to the brook, hoping to refresh himself—but the brook is dried up—yet be content.” (Thomas Watson, The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 53). “My companion stretched out …

Do We Desire Contentment ?

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1O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;my eyes are not raised too high;I do not occupy myself with thingstoo great and too marvelous for me.2But I have calmed and quieted my soul,like a weaned child with its mother;like a weaned child is my soul within me. ~Psalm 131:1-2 From Thomas Watson’s The Art of Divine Contentment: “To live contented upon God …

Comfort in Contentment

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From Thomas Watson’s The Art of Divine Contentment: “It shows how a Christian may come to lead a comfortable life, even and heaven upon earth, be the times what they will—by Christian contentment. The comfort of life does not consist in having much; it is Christ’s maxim, ‘a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he does …

TJPW Bible Study Series Ruth 1:1-5

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TJPW Bible Study Series  Ruth 1:1-5  This bible study was sourced from Matthew Henry’s commentaries. John Calvin Commentaries and John Gill Commentaries. NKJV Ruth 1:1-5 1Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges [a]ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to [b]dwell in the country of Moab, he and his …

Turn away my reproach

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Let us pray that we would despise all of the empty talk of the word and men as long as we are upright in the eyes of the Lord; that we would desire to obey God’s laws because they are good and they are given to us for protection and warning that we may not fall into sin and bring blasphemy and reproach to the holy name of our God.

Depending on the God who bears us up

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Just as any parent knows the moment our child crawls or walks the struggle between wills of the child and the parent really begin. This is how we can tend to behave with God. As with our children, we know that their independence can lead to danger and they are oblivious.

It is Better to Take Refuge in the Lord

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In eternal matters, salvation, and life and death man is fully impotent to assist us. To put our hope or trust in governing authorities is to place our faith in broken vessels. To do this is double-minded. But, God; God is faithful. He is not only able to help us, but He is also willing. He is faithful to His Word, and unchangeable in His promises. We must put our faith, hope, and trust in Him. Even when it seems that there is no help left on earth we must have a vibrant and robust hope that God is our help.