How Many Contented People Do You Know? by Nelson Price

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HOW MANY CONTENTED PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW?
ARE YOU ONE?
I TIMOTHY 6: 6 - 11
(PAGE 1735 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST said, "I have come that they may have life, and
that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
Thus, He asserted the reasons He left the glories of Heaven to
come to earth. Each of them were with you in mind.
To aid our understanding He uses an analogy of sheep and notes
His sheep "find pasture." This is a reference to provisions. He
is going to provide for you. "My God shall supply all your needs
according to His riches in glory." Do you really believe that?
If so, you are a contented person. Are you?
Then Christ asserted He came to earth that His people, like the
sheep of a shepherd, might have two things.
One, that you might have life. This is a reference to
protection.
The other had to do with this quality of life which He called
"abundant life." It is a reference to life with super additives.
This is a reference to profusion.
To achieve these blessings for us He said, "I lay down my life
for my sheep" (John 10: 15).
After providing us new life, He then desires to enable us to
have a contented life. Yet, there are so few people who give any
appearance of contentment.
To understand why, draw a graph in your mind. On the graph are
three lines. The lower one represents our position and
provisions in life. Everyone has such a level.
Running along the top of the graph draw a parallel line. This
represents the world's material standar ...


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