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 … Continue reading The Evils of Discontentment

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Contentment From Understanding God’s Providence

True contentment comes from understanding and submitting to the ultimate sovereignty of God! “Not only that God by his providence rules the world, and governs all things in general, but that it reaches to every detail; not only to order the great affairs of kingdoms, but it reaches to every man’s family; it reaches to … Continue reading Contentment From Understanding God’s Providence

For Contentment Be Aware of False Appearances

“…sometimes we look upon the prosperity of men and think, this man lives well and comfortably, but if we only know what troubles he has in his family, in his possessions, in his dealings with men, we would not think his position so happy.  A man may have a very fine new shoe, but nobody … Continue reading For Contentment Be Aware of False Appearances

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 … Continue reading What Best Suits Our Condition

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 … Continue reading The Root of Discontentment

Contentment and Eternal Perspective

“We are going away to another country; you are, as it were, only lodging here, for a night.  If you were to live a hundred years, in comparison to eternity it is not as much as a night, it is as though you were travelling, and had come to an inn.  And what madness it … Continue reading Contentment and Eternal Perspective

A Heart Taken Up With Eternity Is Content

“…when the heart of a man has nothing to do, but to be busy about creature-comforts, every little thing troubles him; but when the heart is taken up with the weighty things of eternity, with the great things of eternal life, the things of here below that disquieted it before are things now of no … Continue reading A Heart Taken Up With Eternity Is Content

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 … Continue reading Reasons for Discontentment

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 … Continue reading Self-denial and contentment