Contentment in the Garden

The Garden | Week 4| May 8

Genesis 2:15-17:


The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden – except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”




Genesis 3:4-6:


“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”




The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.

Contentment cannot be acquired, it must be chosen!


1 Timothy 6:6-8:


Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.



1 Timothy 6:9-10:


But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.



Impact Bias -- the tendency of our mind to overestimate the impact of future events

Practical Keys to Choosing Contentment

1. Combat the lie with truth!

2. Compare down!

3. Practice gratitude to God!



Contentment cannot be acquired, it must be chosen!