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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Contentment

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A state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Timothy 6:6; 2 co 9:8 ). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16 ), avarice (Hebrews 13:5 ), ambition (Proverbs 13:10 ), anxiety (Matthew 6:25,34 ), and repining (1 Corinthians 10:10 ). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Psalm 96:1,2; 145 ), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Peter 1:4 ), and our own unworthiness (Genesis 32:10 ); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Romans 5:2 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Contentment'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/contentment.html. 1897.

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