Contentment Is Learned

By Greg Laurie

Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
—Hebrews 13:5

Often, we think that contentment comes from what we have. We might even say, “If I just had this, then I would be content.” Or “If I were a bit more intelligent,” or “If I were a bit better looking,” or “If I were a little more successful,” or “If I had a bit more money, then . . .” It’s a never-ending pursuit of something that is always just beyond our grasp.

Yet in Philippians 4, the apostle Paul revealed the secret of contentment. He said, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (verses 12–13 NIV).

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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