The human heart can bear neither good nor bad. (Martin Luther, 16th-century Protestant Reformation leader)

Luther explains: “When we have money and possessions, we have no rest; in poverty, no peace.” This truth has been proven in human experience for centuries. Luther’s conclusion: “In the middle is correct, that is, to be satisfied with one’s fortune.” That isn’t to say that we shouldn’t work for more; rather, we must learn to be satisfied with what we have today.

I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation (Philippians 4:11-12).