JEREMIAH BURROUGHS CONTENTMENT PDF

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in and a Master of Arts degree in His tutor was Thomas Hooker. Burroughss ministry falls into four periods, all of which reveal him as a zealous and faithful pastor. First, from about until , he was assistant to Edmund Calamy at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Packer, my ears perked up. He said materialism was one of the greatest sins that North American Christians must face up to.

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. Being content in Christ means that even if you add nothing else to your life, you are still satisfied with who you are as someone in relationship with Christ though not with your sin, or the sin around you. What it does mean is that your soul is quiet instead of disturbed by constant worries, distractions, discouragements, and temptations. This is good news for those who have a lot to do every day or are surrounded by literal noise, whether it be kids crying, machines operating, or sirens wailing.

Gracious frame of spirit By frame of spirit, Burroughs means a constant inner state. Contentment is not a flash of mood that can be easily lost, but a stable thing. In contrast to this sense of contentment from God, natural contentment does not go so far as to say that discontentment is a sin that needs to be rejected because it angers God, but rather desires contentedness only for the sake of making yourself happy.

True contentment is attractive and makes you see that it is good. In every condition Finally, Burroughs laments the human condition of always thinking that any situation is better than your current situation. But contentedness leads our hearts to hope in God in every situation.

This contentment is not gained in ways that many think it would be accordingly to a worldly understanding of life. Instead of adding to what you have, getting rid of a burden, waiting until you get what you want before starting to work, or bringing something from the outside to make your condition more comfortable, contentment is gained by subtracting a desire, adding to your burden by realizing you have sin e.

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Packer, my ears perked up. He said materialism was one of the greatest sins that North American Christians must face up to. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. Being content in Christ means that even if you add nothing else to your life, you are still satisfied with who you are as someone in relationship with Christ though not with your sin, or the sin around you.

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