The last few Martial Moments have centered around the thought of Peace In The Home. I will continue on this important topic by once again reminding you of the text verse found in Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus". Peace is a promise of God, but you and I have to meet certain conditions if we are to enjoy that peace. If you would have Peace In The Home then you must Learn To Be Content. Notice Philippians 4:11, "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content". The word "content" means to be self-sufficient. However, the word means more than that for the Christian. The believer is not to be sufficient within himself. His sufficiency must be found in Christ. Philippians 4:13 states that, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me ". The real secret of contentment is found in Christ. Having Christ living within our hearts is our source of contentment. The word "content" can also mean to be satisfied with one's lot in life. The writer of Philippians, Paul, is suggesting that regardless of having much or little he is con-tented because Christ is with him and He helps him. Therefore, our source of contentment is not found in things, circumstances, people, money, or organiza-tions. These things will let you down and disappointment you. But Christ will neither disappointment nor fail you. He has promise to go with you always even unto the end of the world. Learning to be satisfied in life is a valuable lesson. It pays huge dividends. Be content with the things you have in life. Don't always be trying to accumulate more and more things in life. Our Lord said in Luke 12:15, "Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth". Dissatisfaction is a ploy of adver-tisers to get you to spend more and more for things that you neither need nor can afford. One does not always need the latest fads. Dissatisfaction leads to debt and debt leads to bondage. This in turn can put pressure on the families finances, on the home, and the marriage. Another area in which we must be content is with each other. You should never compare your mate to someone else. You must never entertain the thought that you should have married another person. Be content with what you have. Stop criticizing each other. Stop fantasizing about someone else. Stop the arguing, fussing, and fighting. Contentment in the home is a goal worth pursuing and obtaining. I Timothy 6:6 states, "But godliness with contentment is great gain". It is a tremendous gain if you can have peace in your home and heart. Remember, if you would have Peace In The Home then you must Learn To Be Content.
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