Learning to be Content
Satan’s ploy is discontentment.
11 Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have
learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not
disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am.
12 I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances,
and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have
learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation,
whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to
spare or going without and being in want.
13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:4-NIV says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”