Contentment

How do I find contentment in life?  This is a question we hear a lot these days.  If you were to look for answers to this question, you would find a wide range of suggestions.  However, most of them deal with changing your circumstances or the way you think.

 

The Bible has a lot to say about contentment.  The apostle Paul wrote about contentment on two separate occasions.  The first we find in Philippians 4:11.  Paul states that he had learned to be content and could rejoice in any circumstance in life.  How was he able to do this?  He says in Philippians 4:13 that it was Jesus who enabled him to live this way.  Paul also mentions being content in 1 Timothy 6:8 where he expresses a healthy detachment from materialism.

 

It is important to remember that Paul was writing his letter to the Philippians from a Roman prison.  Paul’s physical and financial circumstances were not the best, but he had a much greater gift of eternal worth, namely his Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Do you want to find contentment in life?  You will never find it in the things of this world as they will always change.  However, in Christ, we have all we can ever need and can rest in knowing that Christ never changes (Hebrew 13:8).     

 

Blessings,

Pastor Steven