Paul indicates in our text that he had learned contentment in any situation – whether he was in plenty or in want.
We consider two things from this:
Arising from this example, we are asked the following questions:
We see that the things of this world are all finite, they are all limited: they will never bring us lasting contentment. A relationship with the Lord is the only thing that will satisfy. We are urged to examine ourselves to see if we have such a relationship, and (if we do not) to come to Christ, trusting only in Him for salvation, to find true contentment that lasts.See the evening lecture on Jeremiah Burroughs and ‘‘The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment’’ to learn more about contentment.