The Tenth Commandment (2) Contentment

Read: Philippians 4:10-20
Text: Verses 10-13

Knowing Jesus and living to please him is so wonderful – so satisfying – so delightful – that it is possible to be content in every circumstance. That is something to think about! That is something to aspire to. Life can be good and for most of us it is good. But it can be so much better. We can know deeper joys and more profound delights and greater satisfactions by doing whatever it takes to grow in our love for Christ. One thing that this requires is time. Much of this happens inside our head – in our minds – in our thoughts. That involves the Word, but it also involves thinking. It requires thoughts of Christ and his glory – who he is, what he has done, what he is doing, what he will do. It requires thoughts of Christ to be welcome in our minds.
— Rev. Jerry Hamstra