“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. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” -Hebrews 13:5-6
When you complain and grumble about your circumstances, you are calling into question the love of God and His goodness in your life.
Contentment in life is only found in the Lord. He alone can satisfy your needs and your longings.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Danger of Complaining” from Hebrews 13:5-6)
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5
“Satan loves to fish in the troubled waters of a discontented heart.” – Thomas Watson
“My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith the Lord.” -Jeremiah 31:4
Note the “my” which comes twice: “My people shall be satisfied with my goodness.”
The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God’s own. He is pleased with them, for they are pleased with Him. They call Him their God, and He calls them His people; He is satisfied to take them for a portion, and they are satisfied with Him for their portion. There is a mutual communion of delight between God’s Israel and Israel’s God.
These people are satisfied. This is a grand thing. Very few of the sons of men are ever satisfied, let their lot be what it may; they have swallowed the horse-leech, and it continually cries, “Give! give!” Only sanctified souls are satisfied souls. God Himself must both convert us and content us.
It is no wonder that the Lord’s people should be satisfied with the goodness of their Lord. Here is goodness without mixture, bounty without stint, mercy without chiding, love without change, favor without reserve. If God’s goodness does not satisfy us, what will? What! are we still groaning? Surely there is a wrong desire within if it be one which God’s goodness does not satisfy.
Lord, I am satisfied. Blessed be Thy name.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“6But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” -1 Timothy 6:6-10
You fall into sin when your soul is not satisfied in God. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
Sunday Morning| Pastor Steve Wainright | Are You Content? | Philippians 4:10-13
“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:11-13
You will never be content in this life unless you acknowledge the providence of God and His sovereignty. Contentment comes from the Lord, not from physical things.
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Are You Content? | Philippians 4:10-13
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Blind to His Glory | John 1:10-13
“…Be content with what you have…” -Hebrews 13:5
“It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than resentful over what is withheld.”– Elisabeth Elliot via TrueWoman’s Twitter
“So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.” -1 Corinthians 7:24
“Contentment is understanding that if I am not satisfied with what I have, I will never be satisfied with what I want.”