William Barcley explores the sinful implications of a discontented spirit in his book, The Secret of Contentment.
"When we grumble, we don’t believe that God is in control, and we question his ability to make good on his promises. At the root, then, is a lack of faith. Our discontent questions God’s sovereignty, shows our failure to submit to his lordship, and is worthy of God’s punishment. Grumbling is great sin."
"Not only is discontent a great sin, but it also is at the root of much sin in our lives. It clearly is at the root of covetousness. A coveting spirit is a discontented spirit because it desires what God has not given to us. If we want to win the battle against a sinful, coveting spirit, then we must study contentment."
In The Secret of Contentment, our featured book this month, William Barcley points to the teachings of the Apostle Paul to help us understand that being content, even in the most difficult circumstances, is possible. Contentment is a learned perspective. Barcley offers Scripture-based instruction to help us learn, like Paul, to be content with God’s sovereignty over the events in our lives.blog comments powered by Disqus