Don The Armour

July 29, 2023

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:11-13 (ESV)


Contentment is rare today when we are surrounded by so many things fighting to bring us discontent. Every advertisement and news program you watch tries to destroy your sense of peace by making you want something. They want to make you believe you’d finally feel satisfied if you bought whatever product they’re selling. Or that their preferred candidate will solve all of your problems if he gets elected to office. A lot of this is what Paul described as discontentment in abundance, which can often be more insidious than discontentment in need. We become numb to our blessings and forget where they come from. A practical first step to fighting this is simply avoiding it where possible. Turn off the TV. Limit your exposure to social media and other advertising platforms. You’ll be amazed at the peace you find without these distractions. But as Paul says, true peace and contentment can only come from abiding in Christ. Trust that he will provide you with everything you need, and be grateful for the gifts he’s already given you. The world tells you that you never have enough, but Jesus tells you that you already have everything you need through him.