How We Can Realize True Contentment in Christ

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Generally speaking, to be content means to be satisfied. So, when we talk about having contentment in Christ, we are talking about being satisfied in Christ.

Some of you may be of the view that contentment in Christ is incidental to being a Christian. But the truth is that not everybody who is a Christian has arrived at a sense of contentment in Christ.

Moreover, some believers, through no fault of their own have been dealt a tougher road to travel than the average believer; and that can make it more of a challenge for them to realize a sense of contentment in Christ.

In his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul talks about how he achieved contentment in Christ. Let’s see what we can learn from this model Christian on the subject of Christian contentment.

Three Characteristics of Contentment in Christ

What does contentment in Christ entail? Here are three characteristics that I have drawn from Paul’s epistle:

1. Contentment in Christ is a learning process. Paul writes, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Phil. 4:11, KJV).

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