(Charles Spurgeon, “Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883)
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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!” Philippians 4:10-12
We look for more in this life than it will ever yield to us. If we would be satisfied with less — we would be less dissatisfied. Probably there is as much happiness in one station of life as in another — if we are content in that situation which the Lord has placed us in.
The misery of life is when a man has a great deal less than he aspires to. Contentment is the crown-jewel of a happy life! We shall have enough, for God’s promises guarantee us our necessary portion. Why need we fret after more?
“Here little — and hereafter much!” as Bunyan says, is best for us!
O Lord, grant me grace to live above the poor trifles of this fleeting world!
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