Christian Character - Contentment
~ New Testament ~
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV)
1 Tim 6:6-8
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (KJV)
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (KJV)
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. (KJV)
1 Cor 7:17
17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. (KJV)
1 Cor 7:20-21
20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. (KJV)
1 Cor 7:24
24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God. (KJV)
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (KJV)
~ Old Testament ~
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. (KJV)
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. (KJV)
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. (KJV)
10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. (KJV)
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself. (KJV)
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (KJV)
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. (KJV)
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. (KJV)
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. (KJV)
1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. (KJV)
22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (KJV)
8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: (KJV)
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. (KJV)
6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. (KJV)
12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. (KJV)
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