“Be content”

Philippians 4:11 “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”

This is surely a much needed spiritual vitamin.  We are always wanting more things, more activities, more mountains to climb and places to go.  Contentment is very scarce among Christians.  Paul wrote to young Timothy “godliness with contentment is great gain.”  He did not stop there but continues on, “for we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  Having food and raiment, let us be content.” 

Someone asked the Rockefellers how much money was enough.  The reply was “just a little more.”  Is that our reaction also?  We need just a little more.  Paul learned to be content wherever he was and whatever he had.  He did not take the time to cry, “oh me.”  Are we content to be where God has put us?  Are we content with what God has given us to do?  Are we content with all that God has given us? 

Joseph’s life had so much disappointment but he was content to know God turned it all around and used his experiences to provide for the family who did not want him.

This spiritual vitamin helps to keep away the jealousy.  We will just look in God’s face and thank and worship Him for all He has done for us.  Look at the verse in I Corinthians 12:12 “But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, (of Christ),  as it hath pleased Him.”  It pleased God to put us where we are doing what He gave us to do. When we are trusting Him and walk daily with the Lord studying His Word and talking to Him, our hearts find a contentment that cannot be described.  Are we going to argue with His plan or learn contentment?  Let’s take our contentment spiritual vitamin and enjoy every day walking with Him.