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Cultivating Contentment In The Home

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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Psalm 128 (Program: 2305, Air dates: 6.1.2014 & 6.8.2014)

  1. WHAT IS CONTENTMENT?
    1. Contentment is an inner sufficiency that keeps us at peace in spite of outward circumstances.
    2. Philippians 4:11
    3. The Bible is not opposed to having material possessions.
      1. Deuteronomy 8:18
      2. Psalm 35:27
      3. James 1:17
  1. WHAT DESTROYS FAMILY CONTENTMENT?
    1. Covetousness destroys contentment.
      1. Exodus 20:17
    2. Covetousness is unlawful desire that comes out of discontent.
    3. Why is covetousness so bad?
      1. Covetousness is deceptive.
        1. Romans 7:7
      2. Covetousness is debasing.
        1. Mark 7:21-22
        2. Covetousness comes out of the heart. We are covetous by nature.
          1. John 8:44
          2. Ephesians 2:3
          3. Isaiah 14:14
        3. A discontented man is never rich, and a contented man is always rich.
          1. Ecclesiastes 5:10
      3. Covetousness is destructive.
        1. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
        2. Luke 9:58
    4. The Bible refers to covetousness as idolatry.
      1. Colossians 3:5
      2. Anytime we put God in second place, we commit idolatry.
        1. Luke 16:13
        2. Matthew 6:33
  1. WHAT DEFINES FAMILY CONTENTMENT?
    1. Faith for the family.
      1. Psalm 128:1
      2. Hebrews 13:5
      3. Psalm 73:25-26
      4. 1 Timothy 6:6
    2. Fellowship for the family.
      1. Psalm 128:2-3
      2. Psalm 127:3
    3. Food for the family.
      1. Psalm 128:2
      2. Philippians 4:19
      3. Proverbs 15:16-17
  1. WHAT DEVELOPS FAMILY CONTENTMENT?
    1. Learn to trust God.
      1. Psalm 128:1
    2. Learn to thank God.
      1. Psalm 128:3-4
    3. Learn to love.
      1. Psalm 128:5-6
    4. Learn to give.

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