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Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment 7 - by Michael Phillips
Excellency of Contentment - Part 7 of 8
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Psalm 19:11
Apr 28, 2004 pm - About three hundred and fifty years ago, an English pastor preached a long series of sermons to his church. His title explains what the sermons were about: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. The minister was Jeremiah Burroughs, and his sermons remain as insightful--and useful-today as when he first preached them. In his day, most people were not content with what they had. They were as unhappy and covetous and envious as we are. If you asked them what they wanted, they'd say more money, a better wife, a higher position in the world, better kids, a church that satisfies them and so on. You can see they're not at all like us! But of course they are! These are the very things we want-and there's nothing wrong with wanting them-as long as you're content without them. Contentment is not the opposite of desire or ambition. It's the opposite of humility and unthankfulness. The book is not calling us to be lazy or without ambition, but to find our satisfaction in God and to be thankful to Him-whether He gives us the money, wife, position, kids, or church we want--or not. Job was a rich man, who became a poor man, only to become a rich man again. Was he lazy? Was he without gumption? ... More >>>


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