Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, July 24, 2021


Text: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” – Hebrews 13:5, 6.

Comment: We must learn to be content with such things as we have until God will raise us to get better things. The assurance we have from Him is that He will never abandon us. While it is true that at no time will all our needs be satisfied in this world, the promise not to forsake us means that He will help us to get at least our basic requirements at all times. (Psalm 37:25) It was Indhira Ghandi who said: “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”  And a notable evangelist, C. H. Spurgeon, is also quoted to have said that “A man’s contentment is in his mind, not in the extent of his possessions.”

Since no one can stop what God has for any one of us, we should be focused and wait on God’s time. Let us remind ourselves of the exhortation of St. Paul to wit: “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” –1 Timothy 6:6-10.