True Contentment

In Job 36:11, is a promise that if we obey and serve the Lord that we will spend our lives in prosperity and contentment.  Following the Lord is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact on our world.  It begins with a decision to serve the Lord.  The speaker here brings the thought of service and commitment.  He says that if we obey and serve the Lord two things will happen.  We will spend the rest of our lives in prosperity and contentment.  One is conditional on the other.  If you want to have prosperity and contentment then you need to obey and serve the Lord.  Joshua made this declaration to Israel in Josh 24:15, He said, "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."  John said, in 3 John 2, that if you want to be in good health and prosper you have to allow your soul to prosper.  Both were saying that contentment and prosperity begin from the inside out.  You allow the Lord to have your life.  You make a decision to surrender your time, talents and resources to the Lord.  Your past, present and future are in His hands.  You choose to obey and serve Him and then comes prosperity and contentment.  Jesus put it beautifully, in Matt 6:33, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and then all these things will be added unto you."  You want prosperity and contentment.  Serve and obey the Lord.  It is your choice.