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About The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Blue Letter Bible is privileged to present a digital edition of Jeremiah Burroughs’s The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, wherein he says,

“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.”

Jeremiah Burroughs discusses the true source of discontentment, the heart. Contentment comes from the inward state of the heart, rather than circumstances. Therefore, a Christian can be content regardless of circumstances as they submit to and desire God’s perfect will in everything.

This book was originally published [somewhere between 1648 and 1659?], and offers an exposition of Philippians 4:11 through a series of sermons.

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)

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