Contentment

Outline

 

1. Attitude of the Contented

2. The Laborer's Contentment

3. Contentment Linked with Godliness

4. Contentment That is Divinely Approved

5. Unhappy state of the Unrighteous

 

1. Attitude of the Contented

 

 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage. (Psalms 16:6)

 

 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. (Philippians 4:11)

 

2. The Laborer's Contentment

 

The sleep of a labouring man [is] sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. (Ecclesiastes 5:12)

 

 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any] falsely; and be content with your wages. (Luke 3:14)

 

3. Contentment Linked with Godliness

 

But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7  For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out. 8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (1 Timothy 6)

 

4. Contentment That is Divinely Approved

 

[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. (Hebrews 13:5)

 

5. Unhappy state of the Unrighteous

 

18  Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. 19  How are they [brought] into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalms 73)

 

 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. (Luke 6:24)