My Musings – To be content is to accept or to be satisfied with ones circumstances. Perhaps the best image of contentment is that of an infant or small child in the arms of their mother. No matter what else may be going on around them, they feel safe and secure – content.
Paul is writing from prison. Death is imminent by execution. One would think he had little to rejoice about, much less greatly. To reassure the Philippians, who were concerned about him, Paul related to them that he (in jail and facing execution) had no needs. He had, in fact, learned to be content whether in need or in plenty – whatever the circumstances.
Of course, whether we are in want or when we have plenty – each circumstance presents its own challenges to being content. When we have, we have a tendency to want what we do…
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