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Day 294: Finding Happiness

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Jeremiah 37:1-38:28
1 Timothy 6:1-21
Psalm 89:38-52
Proverbs 25:28
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. – 1 Tim 6:6

To be content means to be satisfied with one’s lot in life (Strong’s #841). Paul is drawing an important distinction here. All the godliness in the world does nothing if we are not content; but to be content with the life God has called us to lead is great gain: splendor beyond compare.

Happiness is a decision. Psychologists have found that simply trying to be happier can actually elevate mood and well-being.[1] You can choose to be content. David knew very well that praise and worship would make his soul content, so he wrote the Psalms to praise and worship God! Choose to be happy! Decide to praise God through whatever situation you’re going through!

It is your choice as to whether or not you will be happy today. What will you decide?


Father, make me content. I have You for all eternity, and You are all I need! Help me to be content in You, in Jesus’ name!

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