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Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs
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''I have learned to be content.'' To learn, first one must know his ABC's. The ABC's of contentment are: 

  1. I am nothing in myself.  Christ is all in all.

  2. I deserve nothing. What I have from God, I do not deserve.

  3. I can do nothing. Christ says, ''Apart from Me, you can do nothing.''   Wanting to do something without Christ is evil.

  4. I am vile. By nature I am not only an empty vessel, but corrupt.

  5. I can make use of nothing, if with it God withdraws Himself.

  6. I am worse than nothing, for sin has made me so.

  7. If I perish, nothing will be lost. God can raise up someone else.

. . . Seeking to add a thing will not bring contentment.  Instead, subtracting from your desires until you are sartisfied only with Christ brings contentment.