Cultivate Contentment!

It is amazing to realise that when Paul wrote, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11), he was in prison in Rome! Indeed, later in the same chapter, he exclaimed “I have all, and abound!” How elusive is contentment in this 21st century! Every piece of junk mail in our letterbox, most advertisements on the television or our computer spam exploit discontent or seek to plant it within us. Sadly, it is ‘normal’ for our sinful natures to be discontented – stemming from the garden of Eden. Thomas Watson writes: “Contentment is a...

Read More