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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.”
2 // Proverbs 10:22
“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.”
3 // Proverbs 19:23
“The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”
4 // Proverbs 28:20
“A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.”
5 // Proverbs 28:25
“The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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