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Consummation | Consumption | Contain | Contempt of Court | Contention | Contentment | Contest | Continence | Continency | Continents | Contingencies


Contentment [EBD]

a state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Tim. 6:6; 2 Cor. 9:8). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16), avarice (Heb. 13:5), ambition (Prov. 13:10), anxiety (Matt. 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Cor. 10:10). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Ps. 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Pet. 1:4), and our own unworthiness (Gen. 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Rom. 5:2).

Contentment [NAVE]

Psa. 16:6; Psa. 37:7, 16; Prov. 14:14 v. 10.; Prov. 15:13, 15, 30; Prov. 16:8; Prov. 17:1, 22; Prov. 30:8; Eccl. 2:24 Eccl. 3:12, 13; 8:15. Eccl. 4:6; Eccl. 5:12; Eccl. 6:9 vs. 7,8.; Eccl. 9:7-9; Luke 3:14; 1 Cor. 7:17, 20, 21, 24; Gal. 5:26; Phil. 4:11, 12; 1 Tim. 6:6-8; Heb. 13:5 See: Affliction, Resignation in; Resignation.
Instances of
Esau, in refusing Jacob's present, Gen. 33:9.
Barzillai, in refusing to go with David to Jerusalem, 2 Sam. 19:33-37.
The Shunammite, in refusing to make a request of Elisha, 2 Kin. 4:13.


CONTENT; CONTENTMENT - kon-tent', kon-tent'-ment (ya`al; arkeo): To be free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one's own. The Hebrew means simply "to be pleased." The Greek brings out the full force of the word in 1 Tim 6:8; Heb 13:5. Contentment (1 Tim 6:6) is more inward than satisfaction; the former is a habit or permanent state of mind, the latter has to do with some particular occurrence or object.

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