18 June 2023
Contentment – Part 3
There are many believers in the body of Christ who are living with internal discontent because of external circumstances. When the condition of our internal state is being governed by our external circumstances we are no longer walking in the spirit, we are no longer walking by faith.
In this series, we are going to look into Biblical contentment. One of the great truths of Christianity is that our source of life and victory comes from within us. Jesus said in John 4:13, 14 – that the water that He provides will become in us a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.
Paul said in Philippians 4:11 that he had learned how to live in contentment in whatever state (circumstance) he found himself in. Join us as we discover from the Scriptures the truth and freedom of contentment provided for us in Christ.
Main Texts: John 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” NKJV
Phil 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:
Part 3 – Biblical contentment is something that is walked in no matter the circumstances. In verse 12 of Philippians 4 we see that Paul had learned the secret of walking in contentment whether the circumstances were favorable or not. Believers tend to see bad circumstances as something to overcome with contentment in Christ, but our contentment should be in Christ even when times are good. The garden of Eden was a place of provision and enjoyment, but Adam and Eve could only find contentment in the cool of the day when the Lord walked with them. For believers, contentment in Christ is more important than any natural circumstance we are in.