Friday, May 9, 2008

Contentment

But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6


"Another beauty which God puts on the meek is contentment. They that are of a quiet and gentle spirit, through the grace of God, are satisfied with their lot. They thank God for little. They are of the mind of the godly woman who ate the crust of bread and drank a little water and said, 'What? All this, and Jesus Christ, too?' There is a great charm about contentment, while envy and greed are ugly things in the eyes of those who have anything like spiritual perception. So meekness, through bringing contentment, beautifies us."

-Charles Spurgeon

4 comments:

Nicole said...

How true!

What a beautiful flower photo, thanks for sharing this.

Follow In His Steps said...

Very convicting. A gentle and quiet spirit . . . contentment with where the Lord has placed us . . . may this be our adorning.

"Your adornment must not be merely external - braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:3-4

Thank you for sharing, Emily!

Sarah

Maria Pauline said...

Reminds of Beth from the Little Women. :) Thanks!

Laura said...

Those flowers are so pretty!

*Notice the spider hanging from the right flower? :)