標 題： 知 足
經 節： 我並不是因缺乏說這話；我無論在甚麼景況都可以知足，這是我已經學會了。（腓立比書四章11節）
Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever
circumstances I am. (Philippians 4:11 NASB)
Our world promotes dissatisfaction with our lives. We are constantly
bombarded with newer and better things that will make our lives more complete
if only we would obtain them! If we listen to the world, we will always be
comparing the lifestyles and possessions of others with our own, and we will
always be dissatisfied. If our contentment comes from possessions, activities,
or other people, these can be altered or removed. If our contentment comes from
our relationship with Christ, there is absolutely nothing that can take that
Paul had enjoyed power and status among his people. He had also been
imprisoned and bound in stocks in the depths of a jail cell. He had stood
before a king and been stoned almost to death by an angry mob. Paul had enjoyed
the benefits and pleasures of life, yet he could give them all up and still be
filled with the joy of the Lord. His contentment did not depend on his
environment but on his relationship with Christ.
Contentment frees you to enjoy every good thing God has given you.
Contentment demonstrates your belief that God loves you and has your best
interest in mind. Discontent stems from the sin of ingratitude and a lack of
faith that God loves you enough to provide for all that you need. Strive to be
grateful for all that God has given you. A grateful heart has no room for envy.