Contentment: The Lost Virtue

Philippians 4:10-13

It's an on-demand world. Around every corner the world beckons with the latest phone upgrade, the new car to lease, the higher step on the ladder. The Next New Thing to acquire is pushed to your mail every 15 minutes. Other things are more subtle. That friend's house, that brother's job, that other child's toy. Regardless of age, you may at times feel unsatisfied. Discontent. Why is that? Contentment, it would seem, is a lost virtue.

God's Word teaches that godliness with contentment is great gain. What is the secret to contentment, and what do you need to do in order to cultivate a heart of contentment? What are the characteristics of discontentedness?

Tom Pennington in his three-part series Contentment: The Lost Virtue shows you how to be like the apostle Paul: content in any situation of life, secure in the peace of Christ, enjoying and being satisfied fully in His provision.