We Are To Be Content With Such That We Have

Robert Harris
May 2021

The Alpine guides of Switzerland will tell you that they do not have many accidents on the lower parts of the Matterhorn, and that the majority of accidents take place on the higher heights of this great mountain because climbers get more careless the higher, they ascent.

In life it is the same way in everyday experience.  The Bible says, “He that exalteth himself shall be exalted.”  There is an eagerness within the human being to climb higher to get more and be larger.  All the while, he fails to recognize the danger in such pursuit.

The higher one gets, the harder the fall.  The more he accomplishes, the harder to give it up when comes the time to step off the stage of action.  We are to be content with such things as we have.  Jesus taught, “See ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.”

We are to love people and use things, but most of us have reversed the order.  We are now loving things and using people.  Height is a deceptive thing.  When you get so high in the tree, you lose your equilibrium and you come down.  It is much better to live a steady life, be constant in season, living humble, following Christ, denying yourself for the cross of Christ and service to others.