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The Depths of Contentment

  “If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.”  (1 Timothy 6:8)   Seriously?  How?   “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:12-13)   Really?  Why?   “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"”  (Hebrews 13:5)   The  how  is through Christ, and the  why  is in Him.   Our family recently completed a lengthy journey of relocation to accommodate the care of my in-laws.  My wife, Betty, insists on very little, and is the opposite of a ‘nag’ (see Proverbs 21:9, 27:15-16).  So when she is insistent, I have learned that it is most often from the Lord.  In this case, we knew that it was