Let your lives be without love of money, and be content with the things you have. For He has said: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” — Hebrews 13:5 MEV
Be content with what you have? This almost seems to go without saying these days in my life … because what I have is so overwhelmingly wonderful.
What we have is the God of the universe longing to be in intimate communion with us! What we have, if we want it, is friendship with Jesus, fellowship divine.
What can compare with that? No wonder the writer of Hebrews wants you to be content — how could you not be content? When you come to know Christ in a real and intimate way, you begin to experience, at least in small part, a measure, even a fraction, of the love he has for you. And this love is overwhelming even in the tiny portion that you are able to comprehend.
How could this not make you the happiest of people? And to know that this friendship, this love, is unending? Of course you’re going to be content with that. He has promised he will never leave you nor forsake you. As long as you have that promise, as long as you’re walking in that love, you have the only thing you need — the only “needful thing” as Jesus said of Mary, who wanted only to sit at his feet.
My prayer is that, you, too, are experiencing this bliss in Christ today. It will make you content with what you have — ecstatic with what you have — because you have everything!