"Envy and contentment never go hand in hand. Covetous which is a sin and contentment which is a grace never co-exist in our lives."
"Christian contentment is clearly independent of my circumstances. Happiness depends upon what happens, but joy is something independent of the chances and changes of our world. Christian contentment is grounded in our union with Jesus. It is a relationship with Jesus which establishes the basis for Christian contentment. First I want to know Christ and in knowing Him I can do everything through Him. Christian contentment is the fruit of an ever deepening relationship with Jesus. The more I know of Christ the more contented I become. Christian contentment is learned. It is learned in the school of God’s providence."
~ Alistair Begg, Sermon: The Secret of Contentment