Contentment

January 28th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

To be content is to know who you are, to know who is in control of all things and to know the truth in every situation so that you may experience victory and freedom in every situation.
-Dr. Keith & Laurie Nemec

Phil 4:11-13
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength. NIV 

He who desires nothing will always be free.
-Edouard Laboulaye

The only person in this world who enjoys complete contentment is the person who knows that the only worthwhile and satisfying life is to be a means, however humble, to God’s chief end his own glory and praise.
J. I. Packer

1 Tim 6:6-10
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. NIV
  
 I am always content with what happens, for what God chooses is better than what I choose.
-Epictetus

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
-Benjamin Franklin

A mind at leisure from itself beats all rest cures.
-Vance Havner

Let your riches consist, not in the largeness of your possessions, but in the fewness of your wants.
-Anon.

Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty.
-Socrates

The wealthiest man is he who is contented with least.
-Socrates

If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
-C. H. Spurgeon

 Heb 13:5-6
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?” NIV
 

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