“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
Contentment involves being satisfied with what we have, while trusting the Lord to provide for our needs each day.
Paul had learned what it meant to be content. Where did he learn this? The Lord in which he rejoiced, requested all things, and respected. He learned while at His feet and also while he graciously served and suffered for Him.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
He was bold & content because he depended on Christ’s strength and not his own. We can get through the good times and the bad by His strength. Whether we prosper or we suffer, it is by His strength we flourish and endure.
1 Timothy 6:6
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
We can find contentment when we feel our lives with the Word of God.
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