Cultivating Contentment E-book


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We all know the story of the prodigal son, and what happened when he returned home to his father, broken and ashamed. He took his inheritance and spent it on foolish, and many times wicked things, but when he returned home, his father was so pleased that he had come home, that he slaughtered the fattened calf, and made it a day of rejoicing.

The story, if by chance have not read it, is in the gospel of Luke What many do not know of this story, is that the words prodigal son does not mean the lost son. The word prodigal instead means, “wastefully extravagant” or, in another word, “squander,” so the story is about a boy who took his inheritance and squandered it.

So, what does God say about the squandering of the money that he has provided for you?

Luke 16:13 says: “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

1 Timothy 6:17: As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.


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