The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment 1

中文: Chinese Version

Jeremiah Burroughs (1599–1646) lived in England during a time of great social and political turbulence. In his 30s he fled to the Netherlands because of religious persecution. Returning to England in 1641, he served as pastor of two large congregations.

Burroughs’ great desire was for peace among believers of various Christian persuasions. He also saw how much each believer needed personal peace and contentment during those “sad and sinking times.”

In our time, as in Burroughs’, there is strife between people groups. Because of this, the title of a book by Burroughs’ catches my eye:

THE RARE JEWEL OF CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT.

Coffee/tea ThoughtCoffee/tea thought: The title itself speaks of our deep need as humans. It moves me to say, “Lord, I choose to trust _you_. I ask your Holy Spirit to work in me to produce contentment and inner peace in the midst of my circumstances.”

John

May 7th, 2018

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