“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” – Philippians 4:11-12
When Paul wrote this he was in prison. But he said, “I’ve learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
The word “content” literally means “self-contained.” We’re hearing a lot today about the “r” word, recession. Back in 1929 and 1930 when the stock market crashed, there were men who jumped out of skyscrapers, committing suicide. Why? Because the things they were trying to satisfy their heart with, they lost. That’s where their security was. Friend, you’d better have your security, sufficiency and satisfaction in something that can’t be tampered with.
Paul continues, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” That literally means, I can do all things through Christ who is pouring His life into me. Learn a life of contentment. Have the contentment of His provision—Christ Himself. The deepest need of your heart can be met in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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