Epic Joy: Contentment

Series: Epic Joy

November 25, 2018 | Dr. Wes George

Passage: Philippians 4:10-23

Contentment comes from rejoicingin the Lord. (v10)

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.

            It begins with trusting the sovereigntyof God. 

            It includes expecting and hoping the best in others.

Contentment comes from realizing circumstances are not determinative.  (v11-13)

11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be acontent in whatever circumstances I am.
12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

            It is learned. (v11)

            It is experienced. (v12)

            It is expected. (v13)

Contentment comes from realizing the source of the supply. (v14-19)

            It is appreciated. (v14-18)

14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.

            It is reciprocated. (v19)

19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

            It is celebrated. (v20-21)

20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. 22 All the bsaints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

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