Contentment, Christ and Our Credit
- Defn: State of satisfaction of the soul despite circumstances.
- Everything in our culture pushes us away from contentment.
- Satan continually feeds us lies to keep us from contentment.
- The Truth: we deserve hell and Jesus has saved us - everything else is bonus.
- The secret of contentment is Christ.
- In abundance: Christ has strengthened me to work, earn, and save.
- In need: Christ is giving me strength that food and freedom never could.
Contentment can birth generosity (v.14).
- We provide for the ministry of others (v.15-16).
- We invest in eternity (v.17).
- We meet practical needs (v.18).
- We worship the Lord (v.18).
- We receive what God supplies (v.19-20).