Day 192 “Siksik, Liglig at Umaapaw” Book Review | Be Content

Hi there!

This is the last peg of the book “Siksik, Liglig at Umaapaw” by Ed Lapiz. 

If you have not check out chapter 1 of this chapter  book review series, check it out here:

https://rinacca.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/day-179-work-hard-make-it-your-ambition-to-work-with-your-own-hands/

There are 7 steps to prosperity according to Ed Lapiz: (1) work hard, (2) invest, (3) save, (4) give to God what belongs to Him, (5) give to God’s workers, (6) give to the needy, and last (7) be content.

Chapter title: Be content

Key points:

  • Contentment is being satisfied with one’s own possessions, status or situation.
  • Hebrews 13:5
  • Make money but not at the expense of godliness
  • Luke 3:12-14
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-7
  • Do not be attached too much to material things because whatever you love will enslave you.
  • Liking what you have
  • You can feel prosperous even if you are quite poor.
  • Prosperity is not always measured by what you have. It is more greatly measures by how much you enjoy what you have.
  • Philippians 4:11-12
  • Contentment can be learned.
  • Ecclesiastes 9:11
  • Prosperity is directly proportionate to your attitude towards what you have.

Striking verse for me:

1 Timothy 6:6-7

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

Wrong mindsets the author pointed out:

  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • If we love money more than we love others.

Right mindsets:

  • We should be free from greed and selfishness.
  • We can participate in any productive enterprise.
  • We can invest. We can save.
  • Be content with your pay.
  • You don’t equate poverty with spirituality.
  • Godliness equals productivity.
  • We can always choose either to be miserable by what we have or by enjoying and being content with what we have.

Last words:

“The children of God should be productive and prosperous. Christians should aspire to be and work for nothing less.” -Ed Lapiz


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