The Secret of Contentment

Sermon Text: Philippians 4:1-23

  • What is contentment?
  • What is the secret of contentment?
  • How can we learn contentment?

What is Contentment?

Dictionary definition of contentment is – Contentment is the state of happiness and satisfaction.

Is the secret of contentment having the right stuff? If we were to believe all of the advertisements we come out about there.

Is contentment living in the right place and right house? Americans tend to move on average every 5 years.

Is contentment found in marrying the right person?

Contentment can be found only in walking with Christ. The inner sense of peace and rest that comes when we know we are right before God.

There is no true contentment outside of a right and good relationship with Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6 – Godliness with contentment is great gain.

How can we Learn Contentment

  • Praising the Lord always.
  • Let your requests be known to God.
  • Let God’s peace guard you.
  • Thinking right thoughts.
  • Hanging out with people and patterning our lives after Godly examples.
  • Put others first.

Summary

The secret of contentment must be learned by a relationship with Jesus.

Even as Christians we will struggle with contentment, relying on Jesus will help us to find peace and contentment with where we find ourselves in life.