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'I have learned to be content in whatever [state] I am'' (Phil. 4:11) Anyone who lacks true contentment may find it in this book. If not, it will be because that one would not follow the very clear and simple instructions given. The teaching is from the Bible, yet it must be described as unique. Nowhere else will you find such unusual, but Biblically authenticated thoughts: He will teach you that contentment lies in subtraction, not in addition; that the ABC's of Christianity are nothing like what you thought them to be; that there is a mystery of contentment, but that once you have learned the way from Christ's word, you will be able to attain such a depth of contentment as you never before dreamed existed. This is a key book for building up Christian maturity. Christian Contentment, what is it? ''It is a sweet, inward heart thing. It is a work of the Spirit indoors. It is a box of precious ointment, very comforting and useful for troubled hearts in times of troubled conditions.'' ''It is the inward submission of the heart.'' The Mystery of Contentment: The mystery of it is that a Christian can be the most contented person, yet unsatisfied. He can be content with whatever portion God gives him, give him the whole world and it cannot satisfy him. That is the mystery of it. The Art of Contentment: ''I have learned to be content.'' To learn, first one must know his ABC's. The ABC's of contentment are: 1. I am nothing in myself. Christ is all in all. 2. I deserve nothing. What I have from God, I do not deserve. 3. I can do nothing. Christ says, ''Apart from Me, you can do nothing'' Wanting to do something without Christ is evil. 4. I am vile. By nature I am not only an empty vessel, but corrupt. 5. I can make use of nothing, if with it God withdraws Himself. 6. I am worse than nothing, for sin has made me so. 7. If I perish, nothing will be lost. God can raise up someone else. Contentment is not by addition, but by subtraction: Seeking to add a thing will not bring c

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Burroughs (1599-1646) was one of the great Independents, a member of the Westminster Assembly, and a voluminous writer. All he wrote was powerful.

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'J. I. Packer says that the Puritans are the theological and devotional Redwoods of the western world.1 My own experience is that no one comes close to the skill they have in taking the razor-like scalpel of Scripture, and lancing the boils of my corruption, cutting out the cancers of my God-belittling habits of mind, and amputating the limbs of my disobedience. They are simply in a class by themselves.' --John Piper

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