The Evils of Discontentment

“And here, by the way, we may see what a great deal of evil there is in discontent, for you would have God’s providence altered in such and such a detail:  now if it were only in that detail, and that had relation to nothing else it would not be so much, but by your […]

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What Best Suits Our Condition

“…we should labour to know our hearts well, that when they are out of tune, we may know what is the matter.  This knowledge of our hearts will help us to contentment, because by it we shall come to know what best suits our condition.  A man who does not know his own heart does […]

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The Root of Discontentment

“By studying your heart you will come soon to discover wherein your discontent lies.  When you are discontented you will find out the root of any discontent if you study your heart well.  Many men and women are discontented, and the truth is they do not know why; they think this and the other thing […]

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Reasons for Discontentment

“If you will only have contentment when God’s ways suit with your own ends, you can have it only now and then, but a self-denying man denies his own ends, and only looks at the ends of God and therein he is contented.” “My brethren, the reason why you have not got contentment in the […]

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Self-denial and contentment

“There was never any man or woman so contented as a self denying man or woman. No one ever denied himself as much as Jesus Christ did: he gave his cheeks to the smiters, he opened not his mouth, he was as a lamb when he was led to the slaughter, he made no noise […]

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