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What Does the Bible Say About Contentment? Bible Verses About Being Content
Contentment is something that is hard to achieve. When we are content, we are happy and satisfied with what God has given us. However, contentment does not mean being complacent, neither does it mean being conceited.
In this hub, I have searched for Bible Verses that talk about contentment. Most of these verses are from the NIV, New International Version. I encourage you to look up these verses in their context should you seek to understand them deeper.
BIBLE PROMISES ABOUT CONTENTMENT
If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
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CONTENTMENT USED IN THE BIBLE
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
Song of Solomon 8:10
She I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.
There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless— a miserable business!
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.
And Joshua said, “Alas, Sovereign LORD, why did you ever bring this people across the Jordan to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us? If only we had been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan!
I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.