Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm Unhappy and You're the Reason

"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." (Philippians 4:11)

Unlike Rat, in the Pearls Befor Swine comic above, Paul believed that contentment was an internal, not an external problem. By God's grace, the Apostle to the Gentiles had learned the ability to be happy regardless of his circumstance or situation. Sadly, many Christians today tend to operate more like Rat with his "I'm unhappy, and you're the reason" way of dealing with discontent. I say "sadly", because, whereas Paul could be happy in every situation, these Christians cannot be happy any situation, even in the midst of great blessing.

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