November 14, 2021

Learning to be content

Learning to be content

Learning to be Content 

Philippians 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  12 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.  13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

  • Paul didn’t just magically become content.
    • He__________ to be content.
    • Paul was not focused on the ____________ around him.
    • Rather, he focused on _________and his __________.
    • Paul is showing us that the material, or the amount of something, doesn’t have to negatively impact our contentment.

Verse 12

  • This word used here means: to learn the _________ of, to initiate into the___________.
  • So, it seems that at least for Paul “learning” to be content can be a bit of a__________.

Verse 13

  • And, the contentment didn’t come without Paul’s own strength being ________ and ___________.



  • Contentment and complaining cannot ________.
  • There is also a Difference between being content and _____________.
    • Complacency is rooted in ____________ and lack of trust in God.
    • Contentment is rooted in the ____________ of God, in every circumstance.