In Us and Through Us
So here I am thinking of the Text about being content and I go looking for it.
For the life of me I did not remember it is smack dab in the middle of that chapter; that it followed that verse.
5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” source
Do you know what comes before verse 5?
An admonishment to LET brotherly love continue.
To forget not to be nice to strangers, they might be angels.
To remember the prisoners.
And then —- MARRIAGE.
Well! Where is non covetous conduct more needed than in marriage? Where would contentment be more needed than marriage? Where would more problems be solved by contentment than in marriage? And where the greater need for His promise: I will never leave you nor forsake you than in our marriages!?
So! In all these things, brotherly and sisterly relationships; strangers and folks in bondage, AND in our marriages, in all these things, HE is our Helper! In all these things, with all these people, HE will not forsake us, so let us be content while He works on all these things in us and through us!
Well, I did not expect that. But I like it!