Favorite Quotes on CONTENTMENT

April 4, 2014


“We dishonor God if we proclaim a Savior who satisfies and then go around discontent” –J.I. Packer

“Contentment is pursuing God’s daily agenda even it if means walking directly into the storm” –Richard Swenson

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has” –Epictetus

The virtue of contentment is the acquiescence of the mind in the lot God has given” –William Ames

“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition” –Thomas Watson

“When a man likes whatsoever God doeth to him or with him…this is contentment.  Whatever pleaseth Him pleaseth me, be it imprisonment, poverty, sickness, reproach, death itself.  Let God’s will be done, and I am content” –Thomas Jacombe

“Contentment makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor” –Ben Franklin

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you wont have to hunt for happiness” William Gladstone

“Let your capital be simplicity and contentment” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible” –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day, without suspecting our abode until we drive away” –Emily Dickinson

“Real contentment is only possible by being much in the presence of the Lord Jesus. It is only by cultivating intimacy with that One who was never discontent, that we shall be delivered from the sin of complaining.  It is only by daily fellowship with Him who ever delighted in the Father’s will that we shall learn the secret of contentment” –A.W. Pink

“Heaven might be hidden, but it is not silent.  We should never mistake the subtleness of God’s voice for the absence of His attention, nor the hiding of His action for the absence of His power.  God speaks into my life just when I need it.  I might strife here, but I am offered contentment from there” –Richard Swenson

“It is our response to our circumstances rather than the degree of difficulty that determines whether or not we are discontent” –Jerry Bridges



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