For every child, the institutions put in place by society should be able to effectively teach him or her the need to possess vital virtues, attitudes, and mindsets, alongside their importance in human life.
While growing, I remember graphically some key lessons I learned and one of which is the benefit of contentment. You’d agree with me that teachers are doing a great job in creatively crafting fun ways of teaching young wards lessons, especially through songs. Yes! Songs! I can recall that a number of them that teach about covetousness or contentment.
What is Covetousness?“A strong desire to have that which belongs to another.”
Luke 12:15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
Ananias and Sapphira are typical examples of people who were covetous in the New Testament. They were dedicated to the growth and advancement of the body of Christ, and they made this open with their intent of helping out with funds but they let their desire overtake their stance for righteousness in a kingdom project.
What are those desires you’ve noticed that you can’t subject to the voice of reason and morality? What are those wants that make you go the extra mile, even to the extent of doing the unimaginable in the name of satisfaction?
Mark 4:19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
It’s the start of the second half of the year, instead of getting hung up and being led by your soul desires, why not just ask God for all that you need? Forge ahead with thanksgiving and a heart that’s satisfied (contented) with all that the Lord gives.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.