“Contentment is a divine thing. It becomes ours, not by acquisition—but as a gift from God. It is a slip taken off from the tree of life, and planted by the Spirit of God in the soul. It is a fruit that grows not in the garden of human learning—but is of a heavenly birth. It is therefore very observable that contentment is joined with godliness, “godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Tim. 6:6) Contentment being an outgrowth of godliness, I call it divine, to distinguish it to that contentment, which a moral man may arrive at.”

Thomas Watson, The Art  of Divine Contentment


Soli Deo Gloria

This entry was published on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm. It’s filed under My Garden, Weeds and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Contentment

  1. findingthemotherlode on said:

    Browsing through your photos is like a mini-vacation…so restful, entertaining, thrilling and joyful. I love your eye for photography. It is a gift!

    I decided to comment on this one in particular because of the same lovely book that is now mine~!

  2. Love you, dear friend…

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