Summary: An Attitude that must be Possessed Contentment (10-13) A.

An Attitude that must be Possessed

Contentment (10-13)

A. What is contentment?

1. Thankfulness (10)

2. Adaptability (12)

3. 1 Timothy 6:6-10, "But godliness with contentment is great gain; For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil"

4. How do you become content?

1. ÎLearnedâ ö discipline (11b)

2. Hebrews 13:5, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have"

3. Basis of contentment (13)

1. Christ who strengthens me

2. An Activity that must be Practiced

Investment (14-18)

A. In the gospel (15)

B. Faithfully (16)

C. Generously (18)

1. 2 Cor. 9:7, "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not

grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver."

2. An Assurance that has been Promised

Endowment (19)

A. Not a catch-all for prosperity

B. Based on principles above

C. 2 Cor. 9:8, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work"

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