Content in Christ: A Biblical Understanding

I hope you are being purposeful about raising your children to be content in Christ. If it is just a desire and there hasn’t been any follow through, it might seem more of a wish, than a commitment. Your children are several months older now than when we began this series. Do you have any gains to “show” for this time?

There are several key aspects to consider which come after your example. (I don’t believe you can understate the power of your example.) Next, is the foundation of wisdom and understanding from God’s Word.

A Biblical understanding of God’s provision and overall plan of economy will come from daily time in the Word, in family Bible times, and personal time in the Word. As you read together, look for verses that are applicable and discuss them as a family.

You might also consider buying some highlighters (I love the Sharpie Gels: the link is from Amazon, see our affiliate policy here), and have everyone highlight verses that apply to the particular study. Then there will be rich opportunities to discuss how those passages are applied to life needs. Whenever they reread highlighted verses, it will be a clear reminder of God’s provision. “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion” (Proverbs 1:2-4).

For example, we just read Matthew 14. Notice how verses 13-21 have great application to this topic. You will be surprised how much God has to say about this subject once you start discussing and highlighting. Look for verses regarding stewardship, giving, money, time, vocational skills, borrowing, and lending. You may have more topics that you feel apply as well.

Steve

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  1. Thank you for posting this article. I have been and will continue to re-enforce this value in my sons. In my personal life I need to strengthen this as well. Much appreciated!

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