A Yearning for Contentment

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Searching for Contentment Where is contentment found? Most people search for it their entire lives, yet rarely find it. People acquire mass amounts of money and things, but still end up looking beyond the horizon for more. It is an endless search in a world of countless options–where nothing we acquire ever delivers on its promise to make us happy. However, no matter how elusive it may appear, contentment is a real, tangible thing that can become ours. The problem is that it can never be found Read More

Loathsome Quail

“You (Israelites) have wept in the hearing of the LORD, saying, ‘Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.’ Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you shall eat…until it comes out at your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have rejected the Lord who is among you…” (Numbers 11:18-20) The verses sure do convey a disgusting picture, but they hit me with such truth as I read them.  The entire passage of Numbers 11 shows a people who were not thankful for what the Lord had given them, but instead were consumed with desire for what they did not have, for what they thought they needed. These verses took me back years in my Read More