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Contentment #8—Contented Praise

Because your extravagant kindness is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands to your name. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. Psalm 63:3–5 O Glorious God, though … Continue reading

Contentment #7—Contented Desire

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; those who come to me shall not hunger, and those who believe in me shall never thirst. … the water that I give shall become in them wells of water springing up to eternal life.” John 6:35; 4:13–14 The paradox of contentment is evident in these promises: … Continue reading

Contentment #6—Challenged Contentment

He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also with him freely give us all things? Romans 8:32 While we need to be content when we are in the presence too much, we also need to be content when we encounter situations which threaten … Continue reading

Contentment #5— Naked Contentment

Godliness is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we should be content. … But many who have longed for money have wandered away from the faith. … Continue reading

Contentment #4—Gracious Contentment

God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:7–8 Good deeds flow from contented hearts. Since God loves people who do good with joyful hearts, he goes out of … Continue reading

Contentment #3— Proportional Contentment

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. So to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:4–7 Discontent … Continue reading

Contentment #2—Endless Contentment

This is good and fitting: eat, drink and enjoy yourself in all your labor under the sun during the few years of your life which God has given you; for this is your portion, God’s gift. Thus you will not often consider the years of your life, because God keeps you occupied with the gladness … Continue reading

Contentment #1—Centered Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs, in his book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, defines contentment as “that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” As we learn to be content, we will grow in grace and be able to overcome the idolatry … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Working Rest

Jesus invites all who labor and are heavy laden to learn from him, so that they might experience rest instead of travail in their lives (Matthew 11:28–30). But we may ask, What does Jesus prescribe in order for us to experience this “rest for our souls”? For one thing, he would tell us to give … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #7—Paul

I have learned to be content in any circumstance. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11–13 When we think of Paul the apostle, it … Continue reading