The Foundation of Contentment
“The Foundation of Contentment”
Series: The Prayer of Agur,
In the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks explored their house until she found items “just right” for her. That is how God wants us to live as it will bring contentment and acceptance with what we have.
Solomon wrote the first 29 chapters of Proverbs. Agur is mentioned only once in Scripture as the author of Proverbs 30. King Lemuel wrote Proverbs 31. Proverbs is known as the book of wisdom.
There is power in contentment. Proverbs 30 tells us how to find it.
- HUMILITY: The key to humility is found in gratitude. It puts us in the right position with God. We are grateful for what we have instead of focusing on what we do not have. Verses 1-3.
- AWE: When we view God’s creation, we should be in awe of it and marvel over our awesome God. Verse 4.
- HOPE: Life can be compared to a camping trip as we are not home yet. We find contentment in the assurance of our eternal home. Verses 7-9.
- LOVE: Scripture empowers us to know God more intimately resulting in our falling deeper in love with Him. Verse 5.
- FAITH: In verses 18-19, Agur lists three things he doesn’t understand. There are things we too don’t understand and accept in faith because God is in control. It is okay not to understand.
Hebrews 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”