Borrowed Truths

Never Content

never content
Borrowed Truths

Never Content

Here is a prayer you may find helpful.

“Let the things I already possess be my desires.”

The Scriptures say this much better of course. “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” (1st Tim. 6:8)


“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Phil. 4:11)

We are created beings, created for the pleasure of the Almighty and to glorify His name, and since we were created in His image, one of our main attributes, our desires if you please, is to create.

We have been provided everything on this earth necessary to invent, to bring into being nearly anything that we can think of, yet we are rarely content, and I have never met anyone yet who is completely content with nothing but food and the clothing they are wearing, and I also cannot recall meeting anyone who has remained content with their current state for very long. If I did meet that person, I would need to ask them how they interpret 2nd Peter 3:18. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

Those who honestly and with a full heart seek ways to glorify the Living God invent new ways to do so, as we are being transformed by the renewing of our minds, change in itself, the current circumstances, will demand change, and that change, that modification of ourselves, should always be to seek more clearly the will of God so that our worship of Him lifts Him up even higher than we were able to do before.

“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.” (Psalm 27:8)

This life is not meant to be a “I found God, and so I am now content” life, we are always to be seeking the Most High, we are always to be looking for more ways to lift His name up, to exalt Him above the heavens.

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;” (Phil. 3:10)

When your clothes no longer fit or when they wear out, when your toaster no longer functions, when the things of this world that we have accumulated lose their value to us for whatever reason, they are discarded, and, whenever possible, replaced. The more the Lord reveals of Himself to us, the more of Him we desire, what we have learned of Him is not discarded, but built upon, and in this sense, because of that, we desire more of Him.

We are in this regard my friends, never content, for we find that there is so much more of our Savior to be known than we could ever realize.

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Col. 3:2)

That prayer offered to you at the beginning of this short letter, of allowing the things you already posses to be your desires, does not apply to Spiritual items, only to the material, and if you apply it as such, you will find that over time those material items will lose their value in your life, and thereby any hold they may still have on you. You will be blessed to understand even fuller Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

“But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.” (John 4:32)

“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” (John 4:10)

When the Lord Jesus Christ is everything to you, He is then all you need, and He will then be your only desire.

We are in this sense created to create, not new and improved items of the world, not the next new thing, but in ways to praise the name of the Most High God. This is what we were created to invent, this is what makes a child of God profitable.

That joyful noise we are to make in our heart should be added unto, created in new ways each day, we should be content in our walk with Christ, but never remaining in the same place for very long.

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