The Foundation of Contentment


“Contentment is not having all you 
want, but wanting all you have.”

Ill-gotten gain always comes with the attached string of eventual guilt. That is why there are many who are increased with goods yet decreased in their ability to enjoy them.

A known principle we see and illustrated by Solomon is: “Contentment is not having all you want, but wanting all you have.” Only the Lord Jesus Christ can give us the capacity to rejoice over what God has given us already. Thank God today for what you have. Contentment and gratitude are opposite sides of the same coin.

One preacher said this about marriage, “If you ever leave your wife, you will not leave her on the same day you are on your knees thanking God for her.” A grateful heart is the foundation of contentment in life.

“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
Philippians 4:11

–Tim Cruse

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