Contentment

Scripture Verses

Philippians 4:11-13

Outline

“Constant contentment lies within the reach of every child of God. We have so much in Christ that no earthly lack can compare with our priceless possession.”

Contentment Springs From Appreciation

  • Philippians 4:13
  • Philippians 4:11-12
  • Acts 16:25

Contentment vs Covetousness

  • Contentment is the opposite of covetousness
    • Hebrews 13:5
  • Covetousness is at the root of most crime
    • Luke 12:15
    • Ephesians 5:3
    • Colossians 3:5
  • Covetousness is generally classed with sexual sin
    • Exodus 20:17

Contentment With What We Have

  • Paul advised Timothy to learn to be content with sufficient food and clothing
    • 1 Timothy 6:8
  • Christians often become frustrated when unbelievers prosper to a greater degree than children of God!
    • Psalm 37:1-3

Contentment In All Circumstances

  • Philippians 4:11-13
  • 2 Corinthians 11:24-28
  • Romans 8:28
  • Romans 8:35-39
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