Why is it difficult to be content when you have so much? On the surface, it seems unnecessary to instruct someone to be content in times of prosperity. However, times of prosperity and abundance provide some of the strongest temptations to pull our hearts away from God.
Jeremiah Burroughs was keenly aware that the riches of this world compete for our affections and challenge our contentment in Christ. This book provides an important conclusion to Burroughs's sermon series on Philippians 4:11-12: "I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need."
"Writing with deep pastoral conviction and keen theological precision, Jeremiah Burroughs proves a safe and sure guide into the important subject of contentment - what it means to delight in God's fatherly disposal in every condition." - J. Stephen Yuille