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Murmuring and complainging - not a very encouraging atmosphere, and an even less desireable outcome. Such was the case for the children of Israel. Although this was not the first time they complained, it was the last time for a number of them. The place was Kilbrothhataavah, an unusual name with a rather telling meaning - graves of craving. That's where the discontent ended up - in graves of craving. The symptoms of discontent transcend the years - it has the same characteristics today as it did long ago. In this holiday season the advertisers do their best to create a sense of discontentment. Beware, lest you too end up in a grave of craving.
As a fallen race, people are naturally bent toward discontent. Indeed, the scriptures teach that the eyes of man are never satisfied. But chronic discontent is a recipe for more discontent, because it limits the work of God in one's life. This teaching once again draws upon the example of the ancient Israelites in learning what NOT to do, and helping the saints to find satisfaction in whatever situation life presents, thus positioning one's self for further growth and progress in the Kingdom.
It is important to God that his children live contented lives.
A cosmic conspiracy is robbing us of our joy as Christians! Pastor Stephen Altrogge joins Kurt Goff to unpack the danger of discontent.
During the Christmas season it is so easy to be swayed by the spirit of this world working overtime to stir the chords of discontentment within us. We're repeatedly bombarded with advertising telling us we need the bigger, the better, the newer so that we can be happy; nothing can be further from the truth. God sends us a clear message in our text - we already have everything we need for our present and future happiness; we simply need to be content. But contentment does not come naturally, we discuss three concepts that will help cultivate contentment in our Christian lives.
Philippians 4:10-13 | Encouragement in Christ: Amidst Discontentment