Monday, February 20, 2012

Godly Contentment

This past Sunday morning, we examined Philippians 4:10-13 and discovered from Paul's example three pillars of godly contentment.

Pillar #1 - Godly contentment rests in God's timing

Pillar #2 - Godly contentment rests in God's providence

Pillar #3 - Godly contentment rests in God's provision

Sorry to all you alliteration folks out there, I couldn't come up with a "p" word for the first one. I guess I could have used "promptness", but oh well.

The whole idea of contentment in the passage actually begins back in 4:4 with the exhortation to "rejoice in the Lord" and continues all the way through many people's favorite verse, 4:13 - "I can do all things through him who strengthens me".

We also pointed out that there is a distinction between godly contentment and an ungodly contentment. Paul was "content" in Christ with respect to his circumstances, but he was never "content" (apathetic, complacent) in his pursuit of knowing Christ - Philippians 3:1-11.

May our pursuit of Christ never be quenched! May we always run after Him!

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