Read Philippians 4:6-13 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 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. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Contentment is a rare gem. They are rare gems, aren’t they? The enemy loves to see us discontented. Why? The lives of contented Christians testify that Christ can deliver what the gods of this world can’t. Wherever contentment exists, a jewel thief lurks nearby. Philippians 4 identifies five thieves of contentment:
Contentment is a rare gem. Don’t let it be taken from you.
– Beth Moore –
Responding – What thief of contentment do I battle with? Why can’t I find contentment on my own?
Following – Through Christ, we can be content in any situation.
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