The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today September 11 2023 is ”Contentment” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
Pastor Erik Raymond wrote a book called Chasing Contentment, and this was his definition for that elusive quality: “Contentment is the inward, gracious, quiet spirit that joyfully rests in God’s providence.”1 In other words, contentment isn’t loud. It’s not the finale at the fireworks exhibition. It’s the quiet pleasure of a cup of hot tea tinged with honey. It’s the purring of a cat or the cooing of a baby. It’s what we need for our emotional and spiritual health.
Pride thrives on a competitive nature that tries to remain on top. Pride is a brutal master; it keeps you struggling, striving, and grasping for some kind of worldly recognition and success. If you want to experience peace, live humbly and be content in what God has given you and called you to do. Writer Pearl S. Buck said, “Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
There’s nothing wrong with more, but blessed is the person who is content with less. Don’t be contentious. Just be content!
You say, “If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.” You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.