5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
The word “conduct” indicates our entire life. This is not limited to Sunday mornings, or special retreats of the church. No, the conduct of our lives is to be how we live every waking hour of our lives. And so the Lord instructs here that we live our entire lives without covetousness. Covetousness is a general discontent with what we have and a regular desire for what others have. Covetousness is, in essence, telling God that His plan for your life is not sufficient for you, you want more or different than He has chosen for you.
In the heart of the follower of Jesus Christ there is to be contentedness in Christ. He has not left us nor has He forsaken us. Are you content in Christ? Are you at peace with what God has given you and has enabled you to make and provide? Are you at peace with your gifts and your abilities from God? Are you content with all that God has given you?
Those who have more of this world often have less of Christ. Please know that the riches of Christ are more tangible than the riches of this life. To be content in Christ is to live without covetousness. To be content in Christ is to be content in what He has given us. To be content in Christ is to live in the reality of His abiding presence. So that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
I must say that I am thankful for our church. Our annual meeting was so peaceful, so God-honoring. I am thankful that we do not have a spirit of discontent in our church nor is there a spirit of division. We are all working together to know God, to love God, and to serve Him with the gifts that God has given to us. We are seeking God this year to save souls of men and women and teens and children right here in Naperville. Join us in this prayer today and every day. Labor in this prayer. Beg God to save the hard cases. Let us see God do what only He can do this year.
Have a great day in the Lord,