The Secret of Being Content

I am very good at keeping secrets. However, the people I talk to are not very good at all about keeping secrets!

Paul the apostle says that there is a secret to being content. He does not keep that secret to himself, he shares it with us in Phil. 4:12-13—“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. 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.”

The secret of being content is to rely on the power that Jesus gives us to be satisfied with the salvation that we have in him. It is important to understand the context of Phil. 4:13, one of the most beloved verses in the Bible, and one of the most misused. It is not saying that Jesus gives us the power to perform superhuman feats. This verse tells us that it is the through the power of Jesus that we can be content with our lot in life. This power keeps us from complaining and points us to a life filled with thanksgiving to God for the salvation that we have in Jesus.

Have you learned the secret to being content?

 

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