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Do we have to always be content?

BY CAREY KINSOLVING Modified: September 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm •  Published: September 17, 2012
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"If it is disgusting in God's eyes, then maybe you should get rid of it," says Kristen, 11. Furthermore, "God wants us to be thankful for things that aren't sinful, bad and against God," adds Jason, 11.

Every Christian faces the challenge to put on God's eyes of compassion. However, this doesn't mean we should be content with the evil and injustice we encounter.

Jesus vigorously resisted evil, especially in the form of religious pomposity. Jesus showed his disgust with those who took something holy like the temple and converted it into a moneymaking operation. With a whip, he drove the moneychangers out of the temple area (Matthew 21:12).

Think about this: In the ultimate act of love, Jesus identified himself with our disgust. He was arrested, slapped around, spit upon, whipped and nailed to a cross. He purposely took on himself all the disgusting sins we've committed and paid for them by being tortured to death. He was not content to leave things as they were.

Memorize this truth: "Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'" (Hebrews 13:5-6).

Ask this question: Will you humble yourself before God to accept his payment for your sins?

Listen to a talking book, download the "Kids Color Me Bible" for free, watch Kid TV Interviews and travel around the world by viewing the "Mission Explorers Streaming Video" at www.KidsTalkAboutGod.org. Bible quotations are from the New King James Version. To find out more about Carey Kinsolving and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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