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SUMMARY OF SERMON XXXVII.
PHILIPPIANS, CHAP. IV. —VERSE 11.
PRELIMINARY remarks on the virtue of contentedness, recommended in the text. In discoursing on it, two particulars to be considered ; first, the virtue itself; secondly, the way of attaining or producing it, implied in the words I have learned.
I. For explication of the virtue: the word here expressing it is avrápkela; which signifies self-sufficiency, or having enough of oneself; which is not to be understood absolutely, as if the Apostle took himself to be independent in nature, not wanting any support or comfort without himself, which is the property of God alone, but relatively concerning his present state, his circumstances, and capacities, &c. But for the more clearly understanding this virtue, we must consider the object about which it is conversant; then the several acts which it requires.
1. The object of contentedness is the present state of things, whatever it be, whether prosperous or adverse, wherein by divine Providence we are set. Rich men are observed to be as liable to discontent as poor men; for prosperity is a peevish thing; and men of highest fortunes are most apt to resent the smallest affairs: this point enlarged on. Necessity of contentedness in real adversity, poverty, or disgrace dilated on.