I have learned to be content


Category: Exposition

Precious Seed

Phil. 4. 11.

How can you find true contentment? By observing these three simple principles:

  1. Seek it. Make contentment a daily choice. Come to the place where you really believe that more does not equal happier. To find contentment -simplify!
  2. Say it. Cultivate the ability to say, ‘I have enough.’ Push back from the table and say, ‘I have had enough.’ Stand with the surprise bonus in your hand considering what you might buy and say, ‘I have enough. Lord, how can I use this for you?’
  3. Settle it. David writes, ‘If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them’, Ps. 62. 10. Do not let your income dictate your lifestyle. Choose a realistic level of living and do not compromise by spending more just because more arrives. If you do not choose your lifestyle then the world will choose it for you, and it will probably be one beyond your means. Let your lifestyle be biblically based; make it eternally focused!

Consider this: if all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world represented eternity, then you could say that one grain of sand represents your lifespan. Now think: you are over here grinding your one grain day and night to get everything you can out of it, while ignoring all the beaches of eternity that God has in store for you. Not too bright, eh? To be content, focus on eternity. Let enough be enough. Paul did! He said: ‘I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances’. Contentment is something you learn and you have to work at it daily!


There are 33 articles in
ISSUE (2006, Volume 61 Issue 1)

1 Corinthians 8 (2)

Behaving ourselves in the house of God

Bethesda Gospel Hall, Colombo, Sri-Lanka

Caring for those who find themselves left to cope on their own

The Challenge of Youth

Christian Websites

Danger in interpreting Scripture

Day by Day Divine Titles

Dwelling in the Secret Place


Faith for the Work

Forgive me Lord, for I have lied

The Fruit of the Spirit is Goodness

The Glories of Christ

Gospel Work and other Activities

I have learned to be content

In the Year 2026


Is it possible to be a Christian, believe God and still be a thinking person?

The Isle of Patmos

Leaving the Comfort Zone

Living Water

The One Gospel and its Terms

Paul’s view of the Person of Christ

The Precious Seed Web Site

Ruth’s love for Naomi (2)

Scriptures Sevens

Souding out the word of truth

The assemblies Address Book - Sixth Edition

Using the Internet as a Christian

Western Counties and South Wales Evangelisation Trust

William Kelly - The Irish Saint and Scholar

Wise words from the book of Proverbs

This article is not part of a series

There are 67 articles by this author

Springburn Gospel Hall, Glasgow

Christian Workers’ Relief Fund

Brass Tacks

Neston Gospel Hall, Wiltshire, England

Low Waters Gospel Hall, Hamilton, Scotland

Sharing Christ with Muslims - A basic Guide

The Moral Maze

Heroes of the Faith

Timeless truths about the local assembly

Timeless truths about the local assembly

Rebel without a Cause

Ten things God won’t ask on that day

Is what you do for the Lord, a job, or a ministry?

A brief history of Jalan Imbi Chapel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Valley of the Shadow

F. Cundick

Symposium of Bible Doctrine

E. W. Rogers

Harold P. Hobbs

‘Day by Day through the New Testament’ and other books available

How would we react to this Today?

‘Father God’

The First Day of the Week

Appendix to the Sweet Saviour Offerings,


Henry Miles Linton

Leonard Cave

The 1989 Christian Year Diaries

Caring for those who find themselves left to cope on their own

I have learned to be content

Christian Websites


Behold the Lamb

Joshua 14. 10.

Pastoral Insights (2)

No Replay Received!

Request Clear Answers (Leaflet)

False Teachers Active

Family Life Decaying

Harry Lacey

A truthful tongue avoids half-truths

Views from the News

Views from the News

Who Cares?


Believers under threat

Bryn Mawr Assembly, Philadelphia, USA

Views from the News

Managing your anger?

Winning souls with tracts

Nelson’s Ultimate Bible Reference Library

On-line Bible, Version 2.10

He is coming

‘But there is forgiveness with Thee’

Mal. 4. 6.

Blairhall Assembly, Scotland

Remember the Children and the Adults at Christmas

Bible Bytes

Egypt And Babylon

Training for Missionary Work

Are Things Ready To Die? - And If So What Then?

“A Rigid System Of Priorities”

Christ And You (Colossians)


A Guide To Personal Work

Some Salutary Questions

Let Every Man Take Heed - 1 Corinthians 3. 5-17