Thursday, March 19, 2009




1. The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

Contentment without external honor is humility.

Godliness with contentment is great gain. --1 Tim. vi. 6.

2. The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.

3. Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.

At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city. --Sir H. Wotton.


a state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Tim. 6:6; 2 Cor. 9:8). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16), avarice (Heb. 13:5), ambition (Prov. 13:10), anxiety (Matt. 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Cor. 10:10). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Ps. 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Pet. 1:4), and our own unworthiness (Gen. 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Rom. 5:2).




the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"


state of being gratified or satisfied; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"


compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"


(law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation; "the full and final satisfaction of the claim"


act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"


  1. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.
  2. The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.

Are you? Why not? Is it your fault? Have you talked to God about it?

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