This month as we study what the Bible has to say about living a life of Gratitude and Contentment, I must point out that it is NOT the only way to live. There is an alternative. It’s ancient. It’s evil. And it’s absolutely part of our world today. James, the brother of Jesus, said it in his brilliantly blunt way:
1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. (James 4:1-3)
What way will you chose to live?