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4th June 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — God Focus

4th June 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — God Focus

4th June 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — God Focus

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2022 By Pastor Kenneth Copeland Brought to you by Impacttunes

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TOPIC: God Focus

TEXT: Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6

BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 21–22, John 14

Today’s Scripture & Insight: 1 Timothy 6:6–11

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 4th June 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — God Focus

When I was shopping for engagement rings, I spent many hours looking for exactly the right diamond. I was plagued by the thought, What if I miss the best one?

According to economic psychologist Barry Schwartz, my chronic indecision indicates that I am what he calls a “maximizer,” in contrast to a “satisficer.” A satisficer makes choices based on whether something is adequate for their needs. Maximizers? We have a need to always make the best choice (guilty!). The potential outcome of our indecision in the face of many choices? Anxiety, depression, and discontent. In fact, sociologists have coined another phrase for this phenomenon: fear of missing out.

4th June 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

We won’t find the words maximizer or satisficer in Scripture, of course. But we do find a similar idea. In 1 Timothy, Paul challenged Timothy to find value in God rather than the things of this world. The world’s promises of fulfillment can never fully deliver. Paul wanted Timothy to instead root his identity in God: “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (6:6). Paul sounds like a satisficer when he adds, “But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that” (v. 8).

When I fixate on the myriad ways the world promises fulfillment, I usually end up restless and unsatisfied. But when I focus on God and relinquish my compulsive urge to maximize, my soul moves toward genuine contentment and rest.

4th June 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — God Focus

Reflect & Pray

Would you say you tend to be a content person? Why or why not? How do you think your relationship with God affects your overall contentment in life?

Father, help me to remember that only You can fill my soul.

THE SALVATION PRAYER

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Dear Father,
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