What Is Contentment?

I recently finished reading this quarter’s edition of Free Grace Broadcaster on contentment.

Very convicting.

The first article by William S. Plumer (1802-1880), American Presbyterian minister, answered the question, What is contentment?, this way:

It is a disposition of mind in which we rest satisfied with the will of God respecting our temporal affairs—without hard thoughts or hard speeches concerning His allotments and without any sinful desire for a change. It submissively receives what is given. It thankfully enjoys present mercies. It leaves the future in the hand of unerring wisdom. Nor is there anything in true contentment to make men satisfied with the world as a portion or as a permanent abode. The most contented person may long for the day when Christ shall call him home. He may, like Paul, be in a strait betwixt two, not knowing whether to desire to abide in the flesh for the sake of others or to depart and be with Christ, which is far better (Phi 1:23)…

Are you content given this definition?

Something to think about.

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