The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

by Jeremiah Burroughs     |     Book Summary


Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Date: December 1, 1964 (originally published in 1648)
Pages: 228

Book Summary of The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs


The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phi. 4:11). His life spoke to his proficiency in the school of Christ. Hunger or plenty; abundance or need: Paul’s soul feasted on God’s Word, proving the continual power and growth of godliness, lessons every believer must learn and apply to their own lives so that they, too, may grow in sanctification. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment affords Christians this opportunity.

Christian contentment is an art, a great mystery, and a life-long discipline. It is finding sufficiency, not in ourselves, but through satisfaction in Christ alone and the inner working of the Holy Spirit. “Contentment is the inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, freely submitting to and taking pleasure in God’s disposal in every condition.” (p. 40) 

Christian contentment is indeed a rare jewel. What is true peace, and how does the believer attain it? The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment answers precisely that while warning of the sins of discontent and distrust rooted in our hearts. 





The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

by Jeremiah Burroughs

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs

AuthorJeremiah Burroughs
PublisherBanner of Truth
DateDecember 1, 1964 (originally published in 1648)
Pages228


Overview:

The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phi. 4:11). His life spoke to his proficiency in the school of Christ. Hunger or plenty; abundance or need: Paul’s soul feasted on God’s Word, proving the continual power and growth of godliness, lessons every believer must learn and apply to their own lives so that they, too, may grow in sanctification. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment affords Christians this opportunity.

Christian contentment is an art, a great mystery, and a life-long discipline. It is finding sufficiency, not in ourselves, but through satisfaction in Christ alone and the inner working of the Holy Spirit. “Contentment is the inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, freely submitting to and taking pleasure in God’s disposal in every condition.” (p. 40) 

Christian contentment is indeed a rare jewel. What is true peace, and how does the believer attain it? The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment answers precisely that while warning of the sins of discontent and distrust rooted in our hearts.