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Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment 8 - by Michael Phillips
Excellency of Contentment - Part 8 of 8
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Isaiah 53:11
May 05, 2004 pm - For the last couple of months, we have studied The Excellence of Contentment, a chapter in the Puritan book, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, by Jeremiah Burroughs. Contentment is a very fine quality to have. It worships the Lord, sanctifies you, and provides a blessing to those around you. How different the world would be if everyone were content! What if no one spent more than he made? What if families would live on one modest income, and be happy with what they had? What if husbands were thankful for the wives they had-as they are-and not wishing they were younger, prettier, or something else they're not? What if churches were content with the Gospel and fellowship-and not always whining that their needs are not being met? A content world would be a happy world. We will not have this kind of world before the Second Coming of Christ. As long as the world is unhappy with God, it will be unhappy with everything else. The Church is called to be a colony of Heaven-not perfect, no far from it-but, still, a place where the values of heaven can be found on earth. But is the Church content? Are the People of God happy with what we have? Or are we as unthankful and covetous as ... More >>>

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