This challenge is most visible in marriage. Of all the married couples I have counseled, at least 80 percent have not learned to be stewards of what God has given them. On the other hand, when a couple view their marriage as an extension of God’s glory, contentment and serving the Lord are a hallmark of their relationship. As Paul also affirms, contentment is learned and must apply to all areas of life, no matter whether “facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need” (Philippians 4:12). As we abide with Christ, He gives the strength to live in joyful contentment.
In this series, I ask you not to forget that the gospel is spread more rapidly through those who live it daily. This includes marriage! This is real freedom!