Biblical Minimalism: 10 Bible Verses About Contentment

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There are many different views of how one can look at the minimalist lifestyle, including nomadic minimalism, eco-friendly minimalism, Biblical minimalism, etc. Regardless of your reasons to be[come] a minimalist, I want to share some Bible verses about contentment to help you throughout your journey.

Having contentment isn’t always easy, but having the right tools in your tool belt makes it easier.

With marketers and today’s conventional lifestyle, it is second nature to always want more, but what happens when we are satisfied right where we are? What does this space of being perfectly content feel like?

I’m not saying you cannot have dreams and want more from life, but it shouldn’t be sought after from a place of not having enough. It should be from a place of contentment.

Be happy and feel blessed with the life you currently have, then choose to seek more if you wish.

I find peace in these Bible verses about contentment, because they show the path to my dream life is achievable with God by my side and being in the right mindset. When those two align, mountains are moved.

Bible verses about contentment

One quick note about the versus. The translation I am using is the NIV.

1 // Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

Psalm 23:1 - Bible verses about contentment

2 // Proverbs 10:22

“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.”

Proverbs 10:22 - Bible verses about contentment

3 // Proverbs 19:23

“The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

Proverbs 19:23 - Bible verses about contentment

4 // Proverbs 28:20

“A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.”

Proverbs 28:20 - Bible verses about contentment

5 // Proverbs 28:25

“The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.”

Proverbs 28:25 - Bible verses about contentment

6 // Job 36:11-12

“If they obey and serve Him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment. But if they do not listen, they will perish by sword and die without knowledge.”

Job 36:11-12 - Bible verses about contentment

7 // Luke 12:15

Then He said to them,

Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.

Luke 12:15 - Bible verses about contentment

8 // Philippians 4:12-13

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:12-13 - Bible verses about contentment

9 // 1 Timothy 6:6-10

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

1 Timothy 6:6-10 - Bible verses about contentment

10 // Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5 - Bible verses about contentment

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Final thoughts

I hope I’ve shown you that Biblical minimalism is a journey of seeking contentment and being promised much more! It is human nature to want more, but seek them from a place of contentment so that God-given prosperity can truly occur in your life.

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22 thoughts on “Biblical Minimalism: 10 Bible Verses About Contentment”

  1. This left me a question in my mind, “what really matters to me? “. Such a wonder reminder! Thanks, Erin

  2. Erin! I cannot wait to dive into these links tomorrow (or let’s be real later tonight when I’m scrolling my phone when I should be sleeping!!). Thank you for sharing!

    1. I am glad you will be able to enjoy reading through them.. tomorrow šŸ˜‰ I do the same thing! Sometimes I am just too excited to sleep! Let me know which ones you connect with most! I would love your opinion!

  3. Yay! Thanks for including my post in this list! I’m honored to be surrounded by all of these great resources! Blessings!

  4. Erica Nicole

    I love your posts! I love coming to your little blog space to find inspiration in minimalism. I’m checking out the 27 bible verses that support minimalism and really excited about it.

  5. I need to check out all these posts!!! Such a great round up! I love the idea of minimalism and have tried to simplify my life as much as possible.

  6. Erin, you know I love this. While minimalism might not make us more like Christ, it is certainly a Biblical philosophy in not putting our hope in material items, living on less, giving away more, and being grateful for what we have!

    1. That is exactly right, Sarah Jean! I am so glad you enjoyed this! I thought of you when I was writing it! I love how living with less and being intentional gives me more time to focus on priorities, and this is definitely one of them!

  7. Focusing on eternal goals should be what we are all doing. Great reminder and something to always work on.

  8. Elizabeth Doren

    Interesting and important read. Minalism is something I aspire to and all too often fail at.

    1. Elizabeth, there is no failing to be a minimalist. It is all about the mindset. Why do you want to change, why do you want to consume less, and what will all the benefits do for your life? You can do anything you set your mind to do! I have faith in you!

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