I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to
be abased, and I know how to aboundó Phil. 4:11,12.
If we find our
experiences in life very checkered, we may conclude that the Lord
sees that we need both the heights and depths of prosperity and
adversity to properly instruct us and qualify us for the position He
designs for us in the future. Let us, then, as the Apostle did,
learn how to abound, not allowing the abundance of earthly
good things to swerve us from our consecration vows; and let us
learn also how to be in want (need) and yet not to want
anything beyond what the Lordís wisdom and providence see best to
giveóto be content.
passages: Psa. 37:7; Prov. 16:8; 17:1,22; 30:8; Eccles. 4:6; 5:12;
Luke 3:14; 1.Cor.7:20,24; 2.Cor.6:9,10; 1.Tim. 6:6-12; Heb. 13:5,6; Psa. 16:6; 37:7,16; Prov. 14:14;15: 13,