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Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment 6 - by Michael Phillips
Excellency of Contentment - Part 6 of 8
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1 Timothy 6:6
Apr 21, 2004 pm - A couple of months ago, we began to study a Puritan book named The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. Its author is Jeremiah Burroughs who chose his words carefully. Contentment is a rare jewel! Both precious and hard-to-come-by. How many Christians do you know? How many of them are content with what they have? I bet the second number is far smaller than the first one! Believers are not enslaved to sin, but we are very much affected by it. And of the sins that affect us most, none is more common than discontentment. Christians have the Holy Spirit, the forgiveness of sin, and a sure hope of heaven. Yet, most of us are not satisfied with them, but we want something more (like money) or less (like pounds) or better (like a husband, a wife, kids, or parents). Discontentment is way too respectable! Other sins are looked down on and judged inexcusable! We love the sinner-I hope-but we hate the sin. But this one we don't hate (very much) and hardly notice at all. In judging others, we ought to be slow and generous. Not everything that looks or sounds discontented is. But in judging ourselves, we can be a lot harder. And we ought to be. If you are unsatisfied with what you have, you ... More >>>

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