Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Contentment is something many have to work on including myself. This society especially in America teaches you never to be content. Some of us are tortured by the wicked telling us we must always be more and do more. This is something I have undergone to the extreme in this affluent community where many of the lost have turned life into a comparison race and brag-a-thon. Life has become too much of a competition game with consumerism making this even more extreme. Most people in American society if you are hungry or abased, you are made ashamed. We can see this even in churches where all too often most have become enclaves for the middle class and above. I wrote years ago on this blog why many poor people do not go to church. That said, how many are spearing themselves with many sorrows because of this societal oppression.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
One 'message from Satan himself in American society is that you have to make money and "be successful" to be a worthwhile human being. So many have embraced this one so wonder this nation is going down the chute. How can one practice contentment wherever they are at? I believe life itself has become a race where many people "compare" lives on social websites to see who has the "best" one. When self improvement becomes the reigning motive and God is set aside for self, it increases selfishness, strife and lack of peace.