Day: January 17, 2012

A Contented Christian

Grant Phillips 2 90x115by Grant Phillips

What does it mean for a Christian to be “content?” The Apostle Paul explained it this way;

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:11-13)

“Content” in verse one is defined in Strong’s Lexicon as:

1) sufficient for one’s self, strong enough or possessing enough to need no aid or support

2) independent of external circumstances

3) contented with one’s lot, with one’s means, though the slenderest